MK Dons defender Callum Brittain has been named the EFL Young Player of the Month for September.

The 19-year-old defender achieved the award after an eventful month for the academy graduate, who scored in the Dons’ 1-1 draw with Oxford at the start of the month and made 7 starts during September.

His fine form also saw him called up to the England U20’s squad, and he registered 3 assists during two appearances against the Czech Republic and Italy.

Brittain spoke of his joy to receive the award. He told mkdons.com, “It’s an overwhelming feeling. September was probably the best month of my life and it has left me lost for words.

“Scoring my first goal was a great feeling, especially to do it in front of the Cowshed – it gave me a real buzz. Then to get called up to England was great and a real honour.

“I just want to kick on now and try to get better and better each week.”

The club’s manager Robbie Neilson added, “He’s had a great start to the season and I’m really pleased with him. He’s progressed a lot in the last six months and it’s great to see his performances recognised.

“It’s important for him to continue working hard and keep performing well. If he can get that award at the end of the season that would be even better!”

The award sees Brittain join Sam Baldock, Patrick Bamford and Dele Alli in receiving the award while playing for the Dons.