Potts takes SBOBET prize

Dan Potts has completed a dream December 2011 by being voted SBOBET player of the month.

The 17-year-old, who beat a life-threatening bout of leukaemia less than two years ago, kicked-off the final month of the year by captaining the Under-18s to FA Youth Cup third-round success at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Having trained with the first-team squad for the past few weeks, the defender was handed his debut by manager Sam Allardyce in the 1-0 home npower Championship victory over Barnsley on 17 December. Potts kept his place for the 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Birmingham City and 2-1 New Year's Eve defeat at Derby County.

The teenager has impressed with his poise, composure and willingness to get forward and has been tipped for a very bright future by both Big Sam and Academy Director Tony Carr.

Potts took 34.9 per cent of the vote, with Robert Green second on 24.4 per cent and James Tomkins third on 23.5 per cent.

The previous winners this season have been Tomkins (August), Henri Lansbury (September), Sam Baldock (October) and Carlton Cole (November).