Earnie runner-up in Powerade award

Last updated : 10 December 2006 By Rick Lamb
Ex-Norwich midfielder Darrel Russell picked up the Powerade Championship Player of the Month Award for November, pipping City striker Robert Earnshaw.

The gong, given on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday show by a panel including Chris Kamara, goes to Russell for his outstanding contribution to Stoke's excellent form last month. Earnshaw continued to score goals for the Canaries, but the side's continuing inconsistency almost certainly counted against him.

Earnshaw was absent from yesterday's disappointing home reverse against Sheffield Wednesday but remains atop the Championship goalscoring charts. Boss Peter Grant has vowed to resist any overtures from Premiership clubs in the January transfer window.