Arsenal's Nelson Takes PL2 Prize
Reiss Nelson has been named August's Premier League 2 Player of the Month.
The 17 year old has already scored five times in three games with braces in victories over Derby County and Manchester City as well as a solitary strike against Liverpool.
Nelson takes the PL2 Player of the Month award ahead of seven other contenders.
Having earned his Under 23 breakthrough at the end of last season, Nelson signed his first professional contract and joined up with the first team for their pre season tour and the youngster told the Official Site that he was now looking for more first team opportunities as the season progresses.
'It`s a great feeling. Along with Joe Willock as well, we`re both still young players looking for the opportunity, so when things like that happen I think we`ll be ready for it and will take it with both hands. At the end of the day I`m a player and if the boss puts my in that position, I will do my best job for the team. At the moment I`m playing in a front three and I`m finding my goals there, and feeling really confident there.'
Nelson went on to say.
'At the moment I`m happy to play in a front three or, if I have to do it for the team, play right wing-back as well. The boss said to me on tour to just play with freedom at wing-back, play as I would normally play, I went out with that in mind and I think I showed that as well. For the defending that I had to do, I decided to be smart and a lot of the older boys` encouragement helped me to do that. It went well.'