He's done it again! Rotherham United striker Michael Smith is the League One Player of the Month

Michael Smith with his January trophyMichael Smith with his January trophy
Michael Smith with his January trophy
ROTHERHAM United hot-shot Michael Smith has been crowned Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for the second time this season.

The prolific striker has won the prize for January to go with the recognition he also received in October.

Smith scored four times last month - five if you include his disputed second goal at Crewe Alexandra that is likely to be officially recorded as an 'og' for keeper David Richards - as table-topping Rotherham kept up their League One promotion momentum.

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The 30-year-old has been described by his manager, Paul Warne, as the best centre-forward in Millers history.

"The desire he shows as a centre-forward to help his team is pretty remarkable," the boss said.

A judging panel including Sky TV EFL pundit Don Goodman chose the Rotherham frontman for the award ahead of three other nominees: Fleetwood Town attacking midfielder Paddy Lane, MK Dons defender Dean Lewington and Morecambe hitman Cole Stockton.

Smith, who joined Rotherham on a free transfer from Bury four years ago, has 20 goals and six assists to his name this season.