James Maddison scoops Football League award

James Maddison has another award for his growing collection. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images L

James Maddison has another award for his growing collection. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

James Maddison has been named the EFL young player-of-the-month for his stunning start to 2018.

Maddison scored three match-winning goals in a productive January that saw the Canaries pick up nine points from a possible 12.

The 21-year-old was on target against Millwall, Bristol City and Brentford.

Maddison has carried off a string of club awards during a breakthrough season and his stunning effort against the Bees also won the Championship goal-of-the-month.

'It's always nice to get recognition and to win an award after a good month,' he told the EFL's official site. 'I scored three winning goals which helped us get nine points and there was an assist included as well, so it was a pretty positive month.

'To have a defining season you have to chip in with goals and big players come up with big moments, so I am delighted to be able to do that for the team.

'I'm getting a nice little collection, which is always welcome to show what a good season I've had so far - hopefully it can continue.'