Livingston centre-back Ciaron Brown has been handed an accolade for his performances during the team’s Premiership fixtures in November.

The Cardiff City loanee was one of only three non-Rangers players to be selected in the Sky Sports/WhoScored.Com Scottish Premiership team of the month for November.

The other non-Rangers players chosen were Celtic’s Diego Laxalt and Kilmarnock’s Nicke Kabamba.

Won 19 aerial duels

Brown’s performances were given a rating of 7.38 out of 10. He seems to have been selected for the side based on the number of aerial duels he was won. Brown won a total of 19 aerial duels in November.

Ciaron Brown in action against Ross County

Cardiff City loanee Ciaron Brown in action against Ross County (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)


That is a remarkable statistic and one that the player should be proud of. When you consider the number of defenders in the Premiership, then Brown has done well to stand out from the rest.

His achievement is even better when you consider that Livingston have been struggling this season. Manager Gary Holt was recently moved to resign after some poor performances.

Doing well for a team that has been struggling

Brown doesn’t seem to have been affected by those poor performances though. Indeed, it is testament to how well he is playing that Brown earned the accolade whilst playing for a team that has been struggling.

Ciaron Brown clears the ball for Livingston

Ciaron Brown clears the ball for Livingston (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Livingston caretaker manager David Martindale will be hoping that Brown’s good performances continue, and start to translate in wins for the Premiership side.

Brown should at least gain plenty of confidence for this accolade. That could well translate into better performances from Livingston’s defence overall.

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