Stoke City U-23 forward Julien Ngoy was named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for March.
It was a fantastic month for Ngoy as the 19-year-old striker scored three goals in three appearances in the PL2. The Belgian is currently one of the top scorers in the league, scoring a total of seven goals this season.
Stoke drew all three of their PL2 matches in March, with three matches remaining in the season. Ngoy has accounted for almost one-third of the U-23 side’s goals thus far.
More recently, the striker played 68 minutes for Belgium’s U-21 team on Tuesday, which ended in a 2-1 for the Belgians.
“We are pleased with how he is progressing. Next year is a big one for him – if he continues in the same vein then he’s got a great future ahead of him.” Manager Mark Hughes said. “Julien’s done very well and in the last few weeks has been scoring goals as well which he needs to do.”
Here’s what else Hughes had to say about Ngoy’s accomplishment.
The Belgian has appeared in five Premier League matches this season for Stoke’s senior team as a substitute and made one appearance in the FA Cup.
Next season will indeed be a big one for him, as he may be called upon to be a consistent first team striker and will need to use this recent run of form to his advantage. If he can continue to impress in the final month of the U-23’s season, then he could very well be called upon to be featured in one of Stoke’s Premier League matches.