Ben Amos praises Charlton teammates after winning PFA award

Ben Amos says he couldn’t have won League One’s PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award without the help of his teammates.

Amos conceded just one goal in 360 minutes of football throughout the month as Charlton claimed 10 points from 12, leaving the Addicks fourth in Sky Bet League One.

But the former Manchester United man said he couldn’t have won the award without his players being at their best. 

“It feels good, but at the end of the day I couldn’t have done it without the lads in front of me,” he said.

“I’ve had a few good games, but so have the boys in front of me. They’ve limited the opposition to few chances. I’ve learnt that you can make five or six good saves and still concede four. It all starts with the lads outfield.

“I’ve just done my job - I’ve not done anything outrageous – so, massive thanks must go to those in front of me.”

The awards are shortlisted by the PFA, before the winners are selected by fans. And the 27-year-old was happy his efforts were recognised by his peers, revealing his recipe for success on the pitch.

“It’s nice to be recognised by the fans,” he said. “I’m not very good at receiving things like this, but I’ll take it - it’s nice. In football, you’ve got to grasp the good times because bad times can sometimes only be just around the corner.

“I take it game by game. I only focus on one game after another - that’s how it works best for me. Looking at blocks of games can get a bit messy, so I only focus on the next match.’’

After a fine month for Karl Robinson - who was nominated for Manager of the Month - and his team, Amos says he’s in a confident mood ahead of MK Dons’ trip to The Valley a week on Saturday.

“I’m really confident,” he said. “We’re always creating chances and always dangerous on the counter attack.

“We’ve got pace in the team and are good up top with Ricky, Tariqe, Reevesy, Clarkey and big Josh - they’ll always create chances.

“We’ve had a few matches this season where we haven’t taken our chances and the opposition have, but that’s the nature of the game. We will always create enough to win matches.

“As long as us lads at the back do our jobs, we’ll have a good chance against anyone.”

Read Time: 2 mins