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Baker wins Player of the Month

5 December 2014

MK Dons winger Carl Baker has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month for November.

Baker was in magnificent form throughout last month, scoring the decisive goal in the 1-0 victory over Port Vale as well as providing two assists in the 6-0 triumph at home to Colchester United.

“I’ve been nominated for this award a couple of times so it’s nice to finally win it – I’m delighted,” said the 31-year-old.

“I’m loving it at the moment. If someone told me two months ago, when I didn’t have a club, that I would be here and playing a big part in things, I would have snapped their hand off!

“The lads, the manager and the staff have been fantastic and I wouldn’t have won anything without them. This award has topped off a great month.”

His boss Karl Robinson, who was shortlisted for the Manager of the Month award, said: “I’m ecstatic for Bakes. He’s come in, worked tirelessly and made a major contribution in each of the games during the month, so this award is fully deserved.

“It’s not just been Bakes who has played well though. The whole squad deserve credit and they would have had a good chance of winning Team of the Month if there was such an award!”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “After forcing his way into the starting line-up, Baker repaid his manager’s faith with a match-winning strike.

“Guaranteed a starting place at Coventry, Baker’s summer move has given him a new challenge – one that he is relishing.''

The Sky Bet Player of the Month judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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