Tom Cairney was in with a shout of the August Sky Bet player of the month award after a spell in which the Whites remain unbeaten.
However, sadly the nod went to Conor Hourihane from the Tykes, who pipped defender Matt Doherty at Molineux, Aaron Mooy at the Terriers, and Cairney.
The judging panel of Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon, and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery, had said this about the Fulham player.
Cairney received the plaudit for: 'fulfilling the potential at which his technique, cultured passing and dribbling ability have always hinted.
'Given free rein on the right with an ability to cut inside, his two goals included a lovely curler in the 1-1 draw at Leeds ,' as the Sky release gushed on his behalf.
Manager of the month in the Championship went to Huddersfield's David Wagner. What do they say about the curse of the award? Leeds must be hoping it stands up as they face Town tomorrow, while Hourihane and co head to Preston.