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    04 Dec 2017 : Repeat Player of the Month success for Danny O'Brien

    Danny O'Brien has been named Linnets' Millbank Player of the Month for a second successive time.

    In a November that saw strikers Paul Shanley and Stu Wellstead share the limelight with five goals apiece, this month's Runcorn Linnets Player Of The Month is awarded to one of those unsung heroes in the team, whose consistently high performance levels sometimes tend to drop under the media radar.

    Since joining the squad at The Millbank at the start of last season, Danny O'Brien has made the transition from midfield to full back and in 2017-18, he has been putting in remarkably consistent and high-quality levels of performance.

    Last month was no different, with Danny overcoming injury to help the club to a great defensive record, conceding just six goals in the seven games, and of course Danny has also helped out at the other end by contributing a couple of superb goals himself.

    November started with a seven-goal demolition of West Didsbury and Chorlton, with Danny taking command of The Linnets' set-piece routines, pinpointing a corner for Stu Wellstead to head home, before being withdrawn due to a nasty gash on the leg, an injury that would keep him out of the next two cup ties.

    He returned for the mammoth midweek journey to Sunderland RCA, and proved pivotal as ten-man Runcorn fought off a Wearside offensive with application, attitude and calmness.

    Danny also levelled from the spot as The Linnets held their nerve and eventually won through into the Third Round of The Buildbase FA Vase with a late winner.

    At home to Northwich Victoria, again Danny put in an impressive and solid defensive display while once again turning provider. O'Brien and Adam Jones combined well on the right flank and Jones cut into the penalty area to drill a low cross along the six-yard box for Houghton to slam home his second goal.

    Runcorn finished the month with a superlative display and clean sheet against Bootle. Once again, Danny took charge of set-piece honours, and in between him helping to keep a lively attacking unit at bay, the large Bootle wall could do nothing to prevent Danny curling a superb free-kick over the top and plumb into the furthest corner of the net - leaving visiting 'keeper Ryan Jones rooted to the spot and sending the Linnets into the warmth of their new clubhouse with a 2-0 lead.

    A remarkable month for Danny in which he overcome a bad injury to spearhead the performances as well as chipping in with valuable goals. His temperament has been exceptional, and his timing in the challenge has mirrored the high quality of his vision and passing.

    It's very rare that a player takes our monthly award two months on the run, that's a testament to what a great player Danny O'Brien is.

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