“It’s credit to all the things she’s done at the start of the season, how hard she’s had to fight back from that previous injury and then credit to the coaching staff and the players that help support her in that place.
“I think she’s in a really good space at the minute and thoroughly deserves this accolade.”
Russo has since gone off on England duty with Zelem plus fellow Reds Mary Earps and Ella Toone, so there is no doubt that her focus will be on the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with her country, rather than a special month just gone.
Our no.23 netted in victories over Leicester City and Reading, along with that brace at the Theatre of Dreams which Skinner says she will cherish even more than the award in the long run, having grown up as a United fan.
“I think even though she’s got this award, those will be the awards for her. Those two goals at a place she worships,” our head coach added.