Farren gets top vote for April

Pplayer of the month Mark Farren receievs his award from Mark Macintosh of the Football Writers' Association.
Pplayer of the month Mark Farren receievs his award from Mark Macintosh of the Football Writers' Association.
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GLENAVON striker Mark Farren finished the season with a bang, scoring five Premiership goals and winning April’s Belleek Northern Ireland Football Writers’ Player of the Month award for April.

A delighted Farren said, “I’d like to thank Gary Hamilton and all my team mates, because without them I wouldn’t have been able to score the goals to win this award.

“Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come. With a good pre-season behind me, I can hopefully continue to score goals and help Glenavon finish higher up the league table.

“I haven’t done a proper three pre-season in three seasons, so I’m still only playing at about 50% of what I’m capable of, so during summer I’m aiming to build myself back up.

“Glenavon’s a great club. They’ve all be very friendly. It’s exactly what I needed after leaving Derry – a club where I could find myself again and get back into the scoring habit.”

Derry City’s all-time leading goalscorer got back into his old routine by scoring against Dungannon Swifts on Easter Tuesday, before striking a brace in a 7-0 demolition of Lisburn Distillery. He also registered a goal in the Mid-Ulster derby, before rounding off the season with a goal against Ballymena United.