Nicky Ajose has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award
Peterborough United front man Nicky Ajose has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for January.
The full nominations for the award are;
Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) - striker
Five goals in as many January games for the young forward on his return to the club. His sharpness around the box brought him a hat-trick in the 4-3 win over against Notts County which included a superb swerving 25-yarder.
Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) - central defender
Commanding in the air and strong in the tackle, the club captain was forced to cover at right-back. He adapted smoothly and proved a threat in the air from set pieces with goals in the wins over Shrewsbury Town and Carlisle United.
James Tavernier (Rotherham United) – full-back
The on-loan defender proved his versatility at both right-back and left-back. Nimble and solid defensively, he breaks forward quickly at every opportunity. He set up two goals in the 3-0 win at Shrewsbury Town, scoring the other himself.
Marcello Trotta (Brentford) - striker
Has shown remarkable character after his final-day penalty miss last season. With three goals (including a penalty) and two assists, he was equally impressive for his all-round contribution as well as closing down from the front.