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Thursday 14 December 2017
Football

Rangers goalie wins Wendy’s Player of the Month

MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John has been voted the Wendy’s Player of the Month for June in the 2017 Pro League season.

Despite being the shot-stopper for bottom of the table Rangers, John has tallied the most points gathered from coaches and match officials for the month of June to take the honour.

The 35-year-old has represented the national team but is somehow regularly overlooked. He was honoured at Wendy’s Ariapita Avenue outlet in Woodbrook yesterday.

“The mentality I have [keeps me driven] and the players around me who does push me to [do better],” said John, who was recently influential in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Morvant Caledonia United last Sunday with a number of crucial stops.

The Diego Martin-born John said while joining Rangers last season came a surprise to many, it was in fact a personal challenge for him.

“Rangers are one of my home clubs and [they] are a club people always watch as down (in the standings),” said the former Defence Force, San Juan Jabloteh and North East Stars goalkeeper. “So I [joined] to give my experience and to try and bring them back up as one of the top teams in the Pro League.” John said it is a great feeling that people continue to notice his performances. “My ambition is to continue to always work hard and to try and always be a top goalkeeper in Trinidad and Tobago and to keep Rangers up in the Pro League to [try and] win Cups. [Also] I will always be working hard to get call-ups to the national team,” ended the Rangers ‘keeper.

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