Martin Boyle named as Premiership player of the month

Robbie Neilson has been awarded the manager's prize for August.

Martin Boyle named as Premiership player of the month SNS Group

Hibernian’s Martin Boyle has been named as Premiership player of the Month for August.

The forward scored in all four of Hibs’ league games, helping them to the top of the league. That feat made him the first Hibs player to score in opening four games of a top-flight season since Jim Scott in 1964/65.

Boyle said: “I’m really proud to win the Player of the Month award, it means a lot to me.

“I’ve been working hard on the training pitch to help the team and I’m glad it’s paid off.

“We have big ambitions as a football club and a big game ahead of Sunday, so all our focus is on that and hopefully I can continue to help the team.”

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson won the manager’s prize after an impressive start to the season for the newly promoted Tynecastle side.

The Jam Tarts won three and drew one of their opening four games to sit second in the table, behind city rivals on goal difference.

Neilson said: “It’s nice that our form has been recognised and, for me, this award is for everyone involved with the team. 

“We win together and we lose together, and there has been a lot of hard work put in by the players, the coaches and all of the backroom staff at the start of the season. 

“It is, however, only a start. We want to keep our form going and we will keep working away to give ourselves the best chance of doing so.”

The Edinburgh sides meet in the first derby of the season on Sunday.

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