GUISELEY have announced that academy graduate Lewis Hey has won the National League Young Player of the Month award for October.

The midfielder was influential in the Lions’ run to the FA Youth Cup Second Round, where they were beaten 4-0 by Cambridge last week.

Having beaten Sheffield FC and Halifax in previous ties, the National League North outfit caused a shock with an extra-time comeback victory at Bolton in the first round on October 28, which included a Hey equaliser.

The 17-year-old was handed a first-team debut by managers Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill away to Boston in late October, following his bright start to the academy campaign.

Hey also featured in Guiseley’s sole National League Football Academy North clash this year - a 1-0 win against York.

Head of Youth Development at Guiseley, Dave Currie, said: “Lewis has really kicked on this season after a difficult first season dealing with a couple of bad injuries.

“After some excellent performances in age-group football, Russ and Marcus have had several members of the team training with the senior squad.

“It’s exciting to see where Lewis can go from here as he has a lot of ability, a management team who believe in developing our own and he still has a lot of development left physically.”