Cobblers winger shortlisted for monthly honour
The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award are:
Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) – midfielder
A technical ball player with a fine range of passing from deep, the 25-year-old added goals to his playmaking skills in January. His three goals included beautifully flighted unstoppable free-kicks against Accrington Stanley and Stevenage.
Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) - winger
His recent return from injury has been a welcome boost at Sixfields. Skilful, quick and always prepared to run at defenders, he provided two assists in the month as well as two goals, including a stunning volleyed winner at Dagenham & Redbridge.
Shaun Miller (Morecambe) – striker
The mobile forward scored in four of his five games in January, including a clever finish for the winner against Yeovil Town and a long-range effort against Newport County. His hold-up play and willingness to drag defenders out wide also impressed.
Jake Wright (Oxford United) – central defender
Outstanding as Oxford kept pace at the top of Sky Bet League 2. Allied his captaincy role to an ability to read the game and bring the ball out of defence. Played a vital part in the 1-0 win at promotion rivals Portsmouth.
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 2016
The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.