Harry Wells says he was surprised to have beaten George Ford and George Worth to the latest Lumbers Player of the Month Award.
The 25-year-old forward was announced as the latest winner during half time of Leicester’s Derby Day victory over Wasps on Saturday.
Tigers supporters voted for Wells after his performances in the Heineken Champions Cup matches against Scarlets and Ulster, the return to Gallagher Premiership league action at Saracens, and captaining of the side in the Premiership Rugby Cup clash at Northampton Saints.
“I just want to play whenever the chance is there to be a part of a squad and wear the shirt.”
Speaking after the final whistle, he said: “I was a bit surprised to have won, with both Georges playing so well, but very much appreciate the vote from the fans and support we’ve had this whole season as a team.
“It hasn't been the best of months for the club, but the fans have been there, cheering us on home and away, and it’s noticed each week by the boys.
“Today’s crowd helped us get home and gave us that extra lift; it was a team effort from both us and them.”
Wells has been Tigers’ most-used player so far this season, and made his 24th appearance of the term on Saturday as Tigers held out Wasps in Round 15 of the Gallagher Premiership
He added: “I’ve enjoyed being involved almost every week this season. I just want to play whenever the chance is there to be a part of a squad and wear the shirt.
“I’m continually pushing to be involved and working hard, like all the lads, to turn around our season.”
The Lumbers Player of the Month is sponsored by club partner Lumbers Jewellers and voted for by fans from a three-man shortlist, nominated by the Tigers coaching staff on a monthly basis.