TRANMERE Rovers striker James Norwood has been named Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for August.

After seven seasons in non-league, his return to the Football League could not have gone better with five goals in as many games and all but one of Rovers' total.

Norwood said: "It is just credit to the rest of the team – the way we play creates chances for me, and I am lucky enough to be on the end of them and they are lucky enough that they have gone in for me.

"I think I have got a point to prove. I believed I could play at a certain level since I was 18, 19.

"I haven't had the chance, so if I have to build myself up year by year then hopefully I can do that.

"I didn't win it [the player of the month award] in the Conference in nine years, so obviously to start the League Two campaign with this award is obviously a credit to the team and good for myself, and hopefully I can win a couple more.

"The centre midfielders create chances for me and my strike partner, well either Cole [Stockton] or Mulls [Paul Mullin], they open the space for me and the quality of the balls into me is top notch, so all I have got to do is put the ball in the net.

"As a team we have had a solid enough start, so we should be aiming for top seven and hopefully promotion."