Swindon Town forward Jake Young has been named as the League Two Player of the Month for August following a marvellous start to the season.

Young found the back of the net seven times and set up another three goals in three league starts during the first month of the season, which was capped off with a spell in which he scored four goals in the space of 24 minutes during Town’s 6-0 win against Crawley Town.

The 22-year-old beat out Grimsby Town’s Abo Eisa, Newport County’s Will Evans, and Mansfield Town striker Davis Keillor-Dunn to claim his first Player of the Month award of his career.

Young said to club media: “I’m over the moon to win this award and I’m grateful to the team and staff at the club for the efforts that have allowed me to have such a good personal month.

"It’s been an exciting start to the season for the club and we are all looking forward to taking our good form from August into the next run of games."

Young kicked off his opening month of the season by scoring within two minutes of his league debut against Crewe Alexandra, coming off the bench at half time and lashing the ball into the bottom corner after being afforded a yard of space on the edge of the penalty area.

Following up his first goal for the club, Young trebled his tally at STōK Cae Ras with a brace during a magical first half for Swindon in their 5-5 draw.

The Bradford City loanee scored the opener after he was the most alert in the penalty area to latch onto Charlie Austin’s header back across goal to nod beyond Ben Foster, who was rooted to the spot.

Having laid on Dan Kemp’s goal, Young scored his second as George McEachran’s deflected pass played him into space and his shot once again proved too powerful for the goalkeeper as he slammed the ball inside the near post.



Young’s finest day saw him net four against Crawley, notching his first of the afternoon just after the break as he made a great run down the left flank, before getting in behind his defender and tucking the ball beyond Corey Addai at his near post.

Kemp’s high pressing saw Swindon turn the ball over and he played Young into space, where he used the outside of his right boot to curl the ball into the back of the net for a second that was dripping in finesse.

The third goal saw Kemp and Young combine again, with the former beating his man on the by-line, before Young’s clever movement saw him have a simple tap-in to complete his hat-trick.

The league’s top goal scorer then became the third Town player to score four in one game of the 2020s as he leapt like a salmon at the far post to head home Tariq Uwakwe’s floated cross.