Jonjo Shelvey has been named the November Young Player of the Month for the npower Football League.

The 19-year-old scored four times in five games for Blackpool before being recalled by his parent club Liverpool to replace the injured Lucas Leiva.

On-loan at Blackpool since September, Shelvey's November haul included a hat-trick at Elland Road as part of the Seasiders' 5-0 demolition of Leeds United. Another notch at Middlesbrough took his loan tally to six goals in ten appearances.

With Liverpool since April 2010, the midfielder is a product of the Charlton Athletic youth system. Before switching to Merseyside, Shelvey made 49 appearances for the Addicks and in 2008 became their youngest player aged 16 years and 59 days.

Shelvey has represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U21 levels.

In receiving the award, Jonjo said: "When I was told I was Young Player of the Month I got straight on the phone to my mum, dad and girlfriend. It is a great honour for me and my family, the trophy will be staying with me in Liverpool on my mantelpiece.

"When you're not playing at Liverpool it gets you down, you sometimes need to go away and play games. I think going out on loan has helped me get my confidence back up. I think I'm showing that in training back here.

"Blackpool is a great club to play for and the attacking way they played suited me down to the ground. It was easy in that respect. The gaffer Ian Holloway said just play your normal game - he put his trust in me."

Blackpool manager, Ian Holloway added: "He was fantastic - he had a lot of frustration when he first came, I think he is an entertainer, I think he has all sorts of talent and will never lose that.

"Hopefully he will get the chance to use that and shine because he really suited us. The boy is good enough to play anywhere and in our system floating in off the right he was dynamic.

"He has gone a long way to giving us some confidence and making us realise we can win some games. I hope his career goes form strength to strength."

Each season, Football League clubs invest more than £40m on identifying, training and educating the next generation of football talent. Around a third of this money (£12.6m) is provided by the Football Association and Premier League. There are 8,500 young players registered with League clubs making Football League Youth Development the largest centrally co-ordinated young player programme in world football.

Head of Youth Development at The Football League, David Wetherall said: "Jonjo had a very positive impact during his short stay at Blackpool, scoring crucial goals and gaining vital match experience.

"He is undoubtedly a huge talent and another example of the quality of footballer being produced at Football League clubs. I wish him the best of luck with the rest of his career."

Each month, the Young Player of the Month Award is awarded by The Football League to the young player who has made the most significant contribution and impact in first team football. To be eligible the player must be either under 21 years of age or be playing in the season during which he turns 21.

During the 2010/11 season, 249 players aged 21 or under made their professional debuts in The Football League.