Charlton Athletic’s Ben Hamer has been announced as the winner of the Football League Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove Award for January.
Hamer, who joined Charlton from Reading in the summer, had a superb start to 2012 keeping four clean sheets in five for the League 1 table toppers.
The four clean sheets resulted in four straight wins for Charlton in League 1 at the start of the month, only a 1-1 draw at home to Bury halting a clean sweep in January for the Addicks.
On receiving the award from Precision Goalkeeping National Sales Manager, Dave Sanderson, Hamer said; “Clean sheets are what goalkeepers pride themselves on and you want to keep a clean sheet every game.
“A solid foundation has been the key to our success this season and we don’t concede many goals.
“We have targets and I think if you can keep 20 clean sheets during the season you will be there or thereabouts for promotion.
“Strikers always get the praise, which is acceptable, we are there to just to keep the ball out of the net but I am really pleased to get this award.”
The Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award will be presented each month to the Football League goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in all competitions from data supplied by the Press Association.
There will also be an annual award in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 for the keeper that has kept the most clean sheets throughout the season in all competitions.