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04 Nov 2017 : Danny O'Brien takes October's Millbank Player of the Month award at Runcorn Linnets

Danny O'Brien has been rewarded for his consistently high performance levels with the Millbank Player of the Month Award for October at Runcorn Linnets.

Danny could be described as a football manager's dream - someone who can not only be relied upon to get on with his job week in, week out but also does it extremely well.

A regular in the side since arriving at Runcorn Linnets in the summer of 2016, as a central midfield player, he has converted to the right full-back role and is now firmly established as first choice in that position while continuing to go about his work in an unfussy, unhurried and unheralded way.

But his more than worthwhile contribution is appreciated by all at The Millbank Linnets Stadium, not least his manager Michael Ellison and team-mates, who can rest assured he will do the business required with a great deal of skill and efficiency.

The former Cammell Laird 1907 player has been in fine form. He never seems to get flustered and is a master of the interception, invariably stopping rivals in their tracks when they try to make progress down the Linnets' right flank.

Danny is also strong going forward with the ability to supply telling crosses and in the month in question has added yet another string to his bow by chipping in with an invaluable goal in two successive matches.

These were his first goals of a season which has brought him just one caution in 18 appearances up to the end of October.

It should also not be overlooked that Danny has clearly been carrying a knock in recent games but with playing resources already stretched to breaking point (by injuries, suspensions and unavailability), he has in all cases and in common with a few others in the team shown the resilience to report fit for the next.

Danny's corners are already a key part of the Linnets' weaponry so to score directly from one such situation in the penultimate game of the month, at home to Barnoldswick Town, was in many ways a bonus.

Five days earlier, it had been a nerveless penalty kick from the full back that had helped Michael Ellison's men on the road to Vase success against Team Northumbria in a midweek home replay.

Opening a 3-0 advantage on the night, it was to eventually give Runcorn the edge as the Tynesiders fought back with two goals of their own.

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20 Nov : Runcorn lose to Stockport Town 2-1

20 Nov : Cheshire Senior Cup tie with Crewe Alexandra confirmed for Jan 10th

18 Nov : Runcorn beat Northwich Victoria 4-2

18 Nov : Linnets sign goalkeeper Germano Mendes and midfielder Tom Molyneux

17 Nov : New spectator entrance and toilet facilities in use as Vics visit The Millbank Linnets Stadium

16 Nov : Linnets paired with visiting Crewe in Senior Cup

14 Nov : Armistice Day collection at Runcorn Linnets boosts Poppy Appeal

13 Nov : Replay winners will be home to Marske United

11 Nov : Runcorn draw with Sunderland RCA FC 1-1

10 Nov : Welcome back to Warren Bellew

07 Nov : Runcorn beat Congleton Town 0-1

04 Nov : Danny O'Brien takes October's Millbank Player of the Month award at Runcorn Linnets

04 Nov : Runcorn beat West Didsbury & Chorlton 7-0

31 Oct : Runcorn lose to Irlam 1-0

31 Oct : New souvenir booklet celebrates 100 years of the footballing Linnets

28 Oct : Runcorn draw with Barnoldswick Town 1-1

26 Oct : Runcorn Linnets snap up young forward Rio Gill

24 Oct : Runcorn beat Team Northumbria 3-2

23 Oct : Home draw for winners of Vase replay

21 Oct : Runcorn draw with Team Northumbria 1-1

19 Oct : Runcorn Linnets' opening Macron Cup tie is confirmed

19 Oct : Chris Lawton returns to Linnets from Vics

17 Oct : Fan from the Far East fulfills dream by visiting Runcorn Linnets

14 Oct : Runcorn beat Burscough 0-1

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