Bagging the prize with 64% of the public vote, Fletcher crowned a memorable performance for Boro at the Hawthorns as we collected our first three points on the road against the then league leaders. 

The 24-year-old spotted Baggies stopper Sam Johnstone off his line, and netted a superb, looping first time volley from 30 yards past him to clinch the points on the road. 

On winning the award, the Boro striker said: “It was an unbelievable moment to score a goal like that. It’s definitely the best I’ve ever scored.

“The ball came to me and I just thought ‘hit it.’ It was even more pleasing for us as a team because we’d played so well that day and it put the icing on the win for us."

Fletcher pipped Cardiff City and former Boro man Lee Tomlin and Millwall's Jed Wallace to the gong. 

The Goal of the Month award is the fourth prize Boro have collected from the month of December, with Jonathan Woodgate crowned the Manager of the Month, Djed Spence the EFL's Young Player of the Month and our display against West Brom was rewarded with the LMA Performance of the Week.