Summer signing Steven Fletcher's fine goalscoring form has been rewarded with the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award for September.
Scottish forward Fletcher grabbed five goals in four September matches, helping the side remain unbeaten throughout the month.
He netted a brace on his Barclays Premier League debut against Swansea and also found the back of the net on his home league bow against Liverpool.
Fletcher then followed up with a goal at West Ham as well as the winner against Wigan at the Stadium of Light.
The former Wolves hitman said: "I'm obviously pleased with the award but results are more important.
"To stay unbeaten in September was a real positive for the lads and I'm pleased I grabbed a few goals as well."