Mark Duffy is one of four nominations for the January Sky Bet Championship player of the month award.The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for January have been announced and Doncaster Rovers winger Mark Duffy is among the four nominees.
Duffy has blossomed in his first season at Championship level with Doncaster Rovers. Given the freedom to attack, he spent January beating defenders on both wings and creating chances for others. He sealed the 3-0 win over Charlton Athletic with a mazy dribble and powerful shot to finish the move.
Other nominations are as follows-
Chris Kirkland (Sheffield Wednesday)
Kirkland was given a chance to re-establish himself in the Wednesday side and his shot-stopping during the month was outstanding. Several saves preserved a point at Burnley while he was similarly defiant under intense pressure in the 1-1 draw at Millwall.
Adam Le Fondre (Reading)
Two predatory hat-tricks for Reading in successive home games underpinned 7-1 and 5-1 wins against Bolton Wanderers and Blackpool respectively. The victories owed everything to Le Fondre's instinctive positioning and coolness in front of goal.
David Nugent (Leicester City)
Nugent led from the front to impressive effect as Leicester continued their winning ways. Of his side's 12 January goals, he scored four - including a sharp finish for the vital late winner at Leeds United. He laid on the final pass for four more.
The winner of the January player of the month will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.