AFC Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott earns praise from boss Glyn Hodges

AFC Wimbledon manager Glyn Hodges has expressed his delight at Joe Pigott’s displays – with the striker nominated for League One’s Player of the Month award for September.

The 26-year-old scored twice and set up four goals in that period.

But Pigott missed out on the divisional accolade to Doncaster Rovers midfielder Madger Gomes.

“He’s come back and hit the ground running,” said Hodges. “He was unlucky on Saturday – he hit the post. He has been very effective.

“Joe has had the captain’s armband. Will Nightingale is the club captain, but injury has meant he hasn’t played so many games and Pigs is next in line. It’s a privileged position and he has grown into it. He’s proud to do it and is leading from the front.”

The Dons boss says there have been no approaches for Pigott.

“When he scored 18 goals for us in the 2018-19 season to help us stay up there was a lot of stuff that summer.

“Performances like he puts in attract publicity. We’ve not had any interest yet, but you never know in the window. We’re not thinking about that, we’re just happy at the way things are going.”

Wimbledon head to Swindon Town tomorrow and Hodges still hopes to add one more signing to his squad.

“We’ve had it bubbling for weeks now,” he said. “It should happen this week, if not then definitely next week.”

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