Scunthorpe star picks up player of the round award in EFL Trophy

Date published: Tuesday 21st January 2020 1:54 - James Marshment

Scunthorpe United striker Kevin van Veen has been named as the player of the round following the completion of round three of the Trophy.

Fans were given the chance to vote for the player who they thought deserved the trophy at and those who voted for van Veen have been put into a draw, with the winner taking home some fantastic signed merchandise.

Scunthorpe faced talented opposition in Manchester City U21s in round three, but thanks to van Veen’s incredible first-half performance, which saw him score two screamers and set up another, Paul Hurst’s side won 3-1 to progress to the quarter finals of the Trophy.

On winning the Trophy player of the round, van Veen commented: “It’s a good feeling. It is great to be recognised for my performance and I’m happy to have the trophy.”

Scunthorpe travel to holders Portsmouth in the quarter-finals, as the club look to take one step closer to Wembley.

Van Veen added: “We all would like to get to Wembley and the gaffer wants us to do really well in the cups. We went with a really strong selection against Manchester City and we want to go as far as we can. It’s going to be a really tough game in the next round against a good side, and they have shown last year that they have a go in this tournament, and we need to be on form to give ourselves a chance.”


The Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel starred in each round of the competition.

An independent football expert selects five worthy players that make up the shortlist for each round, before supporters are given a chance to vote for their winner.

The player with the most votes will win the Player of the Round award. Every fan who votes for their favourite will be entered into a competition prize draw, where new car marketplace, will be offering one lucky supporter the chance to win signed merchandise.

There are now eight clubs remaining in the Trophy, and following the completion of the quarter finals, fans will be invited to vote for their player of the round, from a shortlist of five stand-out players. is the largest dedicated marketplace in the UK for new car contract hire and leasing offers. If you want to find the best deal on a new car, search here


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