Aaron Wan-Bissaka named Crystal Palace Player of the Month

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The young defender, who only made his professional debut late February, has been awarded after putting in impressive showings in the recent month

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for March.

Wan-Bissaka has impressed ever since making his debut for the Eagles in an English Premier League encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on February 25.

Injuries in the defensive department of the Selhurst Park outfit forced manager Roy Hodgson to throw the 20-year-old right-back into the fray against Spurs.

Such was his performance in the loss to Mauricio Pochettino's side that the player went on to enjoy an action-packed March, impressing in consequent ties against Manchester United, Chelsea, Huddersfield Town and Liverpool.

The youngster beat Patrick van Aanholt, James Tomkins, Luka Milivojevic and Andros Townsend to the monthly accolade after getting 65% of fans' vote.

"Aaron's involvement in the first team hasn't changed him at all. He's very level headed and realises he has a long way to go yet," Hodgson said of the youngster.

"We're very happy with him and have no reason to fear he's any different since we put him in the side."

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Wan-Bissaka is in line to make his sixth Premier League appearance when Crystal Palace travel to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth on Saturday.

Despite having featured for DR Congo U15 side in 2015, Wan-Bissaka won his first two England U20 caps during the international break in March, featuring in the Young Lions' wins over Poland and Portugal.

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