Dundee striker Steven Milne’s first goal in his hat-trick against Hamilton Academical back in December has been voted as the latest winner in the SFL’s Goal of the Month competition.
Fans and a voting panel from the media, picked Milne’s audacious lob after a fine piece of control as the winner from a selection of ten that were available on SFL.TV.
Milne was delighted to hear of his success saying: “I am really pleased to learn that my goal has been voted as the Goal of the Month. I am not known for scoring a lot of goals from outside of the box so I am really pleased that this one has been recognised.”
The striker controlled a long pass from Gary Irvine before netting a wonder strike that opened the scoring with Milne saying: “I took a great touch and it bounced up and I decided that I would lob it over David Hutton. The boys were talking about it at training again this week as they were saying it was just like Fraser Campbell’s goal for Sunderland against Norwich on Wednesday night.”
It was not only Milne that was in devastating form that day as Barry Smith’s side won 6-1 with the striker saying: “It was a really good performance on an awful day weather wise. It was freezing cold but we did manage to put on one of our best performances of the season and in fact, we scored a couple of really good goals that day.
Milne, who has bagged 11 goals this term, is now looking to beat his previous best tally for a season of 15 that he grabbed for St. Johnstone in their First Division Championship winning season in 2008/09 as he explained: “I have a good record in cup competitions this season with four goals however, I need to get some more in the League.
"That record is in sight and my aim just now is to get level with it and see what happens from there.”