EDS & Academy

McAtee nominated for PL2 August Player of the Month Award

City Elite Development Squad midfielder James McAtee has been shortlisted for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month Award for August.

The 18-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Brian Barry-Murphy’s Young Blues, who currently sit top of the table on goal difference.

McAtee is currently Premier League 2’s top scorer having found the net six times in just three matches, while he has also laid on one assist from midfield so far this season.

That impressive tally was achieved through successive hat-tricks in our most recent matches against Blackburn and Manchester United respectively, which both ended in 4-2 victories.

Those performances also transferred into our EFL Trophy campaign, where the midfielder was on target once again in our 3-0 win over Scunthorpe United in Group Five.

And McAtee’s stellar contributions across 2021-22 thus far have been recognised by his inclusion on an eight-man shortlist for the Player of the Month award.

The shortlist has been selected by the Premier League's Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches nominated the best performance by an opponent in each of their league matches and is also based on performances in the EFL Cup. The Panel will also decide the winner.


Shortlist in full

Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa)
Omari Giraud-Hutchinson (Arsenal)
Evan Ferguson (Brighton)
Harvey Vale (Chelsea)
James McAtee (Man City)
Dylan Stephenson (Newcastle)
Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich)
Dilan Markanday (Tottenham Hotspur)