Marvin Sordell has won the Football League’s Young Player of the Month award for September.

The Watford striker has received the accolade on the back of scoring four goals in five league matches last month, including his brace as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers and further efforts in the victories at Bristol City and Millwall.

"It's been a great start to the season for me and this is a great achievement,” said the 19 year old. “Hopefully I will push on and score more goals and get more points for the team.

"I went away in the summer and worked really hard so this season I could be ready to challenge for a place in the team. And luckily I've done well enough to play and have scored a few goals along the way.

Watford boss Malky Mackay said: "Marvin has really kicked on from the first day of pre-season, to the point that he started on the opening night against Norwich.

"His confidence has gone sky high from that point and he's learning every day - there's still a long way to go but the fact that he's scoring goals at this level really is something at such a young age."

Each month, the Young Player of the Month Award is awarded by The Football League to the young player who has made the most significant contribution and impact in first-team football. To be eligible, the player must be either under 21 years of age or be playing in the season during which he turns 21.