Huddersfield Town striker James Vaughan has been named as the Championship's player of the month for August.

Vaughan got the nod as player of month after notching eight goals in seven games, six of them in the league.

He beat Watford’s Troy Deeney, QPR’s Clint Hill and Nottingham Forest’s Andy Reid to the award.

Town manager Mark Robins said: “The award caps a superb month for James, who is a top-class, all-round performer and as good a striker as you could want in the Championship.

“Given that he started his senior career at 16, people forget he is still only 25. He possesses genuine pace and great movement, he’s strong and brave, good in the air and has a tireless work ethic. Most importantly for us he’s a great finisher.

James Vaughan heads home the winner at Millwall
James Vaughan heads home the winner at Millwall
 

“It’s great for James and the club that he’s getting the plaudits he deserves, but he’ll also be the first to recognise the contribution his teammates have made.

“The challenge now for James – and the rest of the players – is to keep this form up for the rest of the season.”