Rotherham United midfielder Dan Barlaser has landed the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month award for February, for his stunning volley during the Millers’ 1-0 victory over Accrington Stanley on 5th February.
Rotherham United midfielder Dan Barlaser is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for February, receiving 69% of the public vote.
The technical perfection and impeccable timing of Barlaser’s volley was all the more remarkable given that he had to strike it on the stretch with the ball dropping in front of him.
Barlaser said: “I’m very happy to receive the award. It was a very important goal, which was probably more significant than it actually being a good strike, with how the game was going it helped us to win it.
“I don’t think I can recall scoring many better in my career particularly with the connection I made with the ball and how I had to watch it come out of the air.
“I knew when it left my foot that it had a massive chance of going in and in the end I was just really pleased to see it hit the back of the net.”
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “As far as expecting to score would go, you could rate Dan Barlaser’s superb, controlled volley at about 1 out of 100, so few could execute it.
“His effort was made all the more impressive by the fact that he was slightly on the stretch, yet still managed to control the strike and keep the ball down with sheer brilliant technique.”
Barlaser beat off competition from Oxford United’s Billy Bowdin and Cheltenham Town’s Elliott Bonds.