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Midfield ace El Ahmadi voted player of the month for August

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Midfield ace El Ahmadi voted player of the month for August

Karim El Ahmadi has won the player of the month award for August.

El Ahmadi's silky skills have gone down well with the claret and blue faithful, with voting for top star taking place after each of the three games played so far.

El Ahmadi topped the poll on five points overall, with Stephen Ireland second on four points, Ron Vlaar, Barry Bannan and Nathan Baker equal third on three points.

El Ahmadi finished second in the voting for West Ham and first against Everton.

Ireland picked up third place against West Ham and first place against Tranmere in the Capital One Cup as he chases another Mars Terrace Trophy win.

The points from all the games will be calculated at the end of the season and the winner will receive the supporters player of the year award - the Terrace Trophy.

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Gareth Barry, Stiliyan Petrov, James Milner, Dennis Mortimer and Nigel Sims.

Click here to vote for man-of-the-match against Newcastle.

By @AVFCOfficial 5th September 2012