Middlesbrough striker Marvin Emnes is the npower Championship Player of the Month for August.

Emnes netted four goals during the month to help Boro to an unbeaten start and fourth place in the table.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray said: "Many congratulations to Marvin. He has started the season exceptionally well and taken on the mantle of scoring goals after the loss of a couple of strikers in the summer.

"Marvin would be the first to acknowledge the contribution of his team-mates as it has been very much a shared effort."

Sky Sports' Football League expert Peter Beagrie sits on the npower Player of the Month judging panel.

He said: "The best bit of business Tony Mowbray did over the summer was to convince Marvin to sign a new three-year deal.

"He has started the season on fire and is really endearing himself to the Riverside faithful."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Marvin has played a big part in Middlesbrough's great start to the season.

"He looks incredibly confident at the moment and has taken his goals well.

"I'd like to congratulate Marvin on behalf of npower, and wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season."

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