SWPL: Kirsty Howat and Ellie Kane win Player of the Month awards for October

General view of Rangers stadium
A general view outside the Rangers stadium prior to a match. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Kirsty Howat and Ellie Kane of Queen’s Park have won the SWPL and SWPL2 Player of the Month awards for October.

Howat has been on fine form for Rangers, who are currently sitting top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League. She becomes the first player to win the top-flight award in consecutive months. Since making her comeback from an ACL injury, the 26-year-old has found her feet and eye for goal again.

Scottish Women’s Premier League

Jo Potter has lead Rangers through an unbeaten streak, winning all their games in October. Howat contributed to at least one goal in every game.

Scoring 12 goals and assisting seven, the Scottish international is sitting second place in the league’s top scorer tally. Fellow Rangers striker, Rio Hardy, sits two goals above her with 14 for the season so far.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Howat said: “I am honoured to win the October award and it’s special to become the first-ever SWPL player to win these awards back-to-back. The team have started the season well and I’m delighted that has been recognised by those involved in the game.”

Scottish Women’s Premier League 2

In the SWPL2, Queen’s Park’s Kane is continuing to light up the league. She has scored at least one goal in every SWPL2 game this season so far, scoring six in October. The 23-year-old has now won the award three months in-a-row.

Queen’s Park currently sit top of the league, five points clear of title-chasing Kilmarnock.

Also speaking to Sky Sports, Kane said: “I can’t quite believe that I’ve won this award for a third time. In such a competitive league with so many great players, I’m delighted and want to thank everyone at the club for supporting me.”

MORE from Her Football Hub: