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THE AWARDS have been coming thick and fast for Arbroath FC lately with Steven Doris now being recognised for his excellent form during November.

The striker has been awarded the Irn Bru Player of the Month award for November, along with the Irn Bru Ginger Boot for the most goals scored.

FREE PIX IRN BRU Manager of Month Div 3 Arbroath s Paul Sheerin with his Award

FREE PIX IRN BRU Manager of Month Div 3 Arbroath s Paul Sheerin with his Award

His award follows that of manager Paul Sheerin who was named Third Division Manager of the Month, also for November.

Steven, who scored four goals last month including a hat-trick against Montrose told HeraldSport he is delighted with both trophies.

The 22 year-old said: “I thought I might have been in contention with the Ginger Boot after scoring four goals but I didn’t expect to be named player of the month also.

“The hat-trick I scored against Montrose was really special as it was my first in senior football and I used to play for them so there was always the rivalry there.

“So far I have scored eight goals this season in eight starts so it is so far so good and a ratio I want to keep up.

“I didn’t set myself a target or anything at the start of the season but I still definitely want to kick on and score more.”

Doris missed pre-season and the first few weeks of the season after undergoing surgery in the summer.

But he now believes he is finally getting back to full fitness and says the Lichties are ready to mount a promotion challenge in the New Year.

He added: “I probably am almost back to full fitness and it hasn’t been easy at times, especially after missing pre-season.

“We are on a five game unbeaten run at the minute and it is frustrating with this weather because we just want to play.

“It has been great for the club to get these awards this month but we still have to keep working hard and hopefully challenge for promotion.”

Manager Paul Sheerin also paid tribute to Doris for all his hard work and said he was a worthy winner of the title.

He explained: “It has been great month for Steven and I am delighted for him.

“He is a great attacking player and deserves his recognition.”