Defender on shortlist for honour
Northampton Town defender Rod McDonald has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month award for February.
The winner will be announced on Friday after a winner is chosen by the judging panel which 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,
The February nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award are:
Scott Boden (Newport County) – striker
Achieved the remarkable feat of scoring all of his team’s goals in February, which accounted for seven points. Always on the move, the pick of the livewire forward’s three goals was a delightful glancing header in a 1-1 draw at Exeter City.
Bradley Fewster (York City) – striker
His first month as a 20-year-old was a memorable one for the Middlesbrough loanee with five goals in as many games. His directness and penchant for taking a shot early helped York to home wins against Notts County and Exeter City.
Rod McDonald (Northampton Town) – central defender
In his first year since arriving from non-league Telford, he was a key part of a Northampton defence which conceded just one goal in six games. Pacey and mobile, he also ventured forward to score with an overhead kick at Leyton Orient.
Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) – midfielder
Acting as a shield in front of the back four, the Bolton Wanderers loanee was outstanding in February, particularly in the 0-0 draw at West Country rivals Yeovil Town. Energetic, mobile and consistent as Plymouth conceded only one goal all month.