The Skybet League One Player of the Month nominations have gone live today, giving us four players to debate over – and to vote on lower down the page. Please take the time to cast your vote, and leave us a comment on YOUR Player of the Month.
Colchester’s defender was a key role in helping the team avoid relegation, and so far this season has only let past 4 goals in 5 games, appearing in every match. His presence in the defense enabled a couple of clean-sheets to start the season – so it will be interesting to note his lack of presence in this weekend’s game after his sending off in the JP Trophy match for two cards. The manager, Dunne, put the loss of that game down to Okuonghae’s dismissal changing the dynamic. Hopefully September’s actions won’t count against his August showings.
The 23 year old has been a key player in Leyton’s best start to a season in 103 years. Returning to his mid-field role, Vincelot was essential to the success enjoyed by the team, winning all of the League Matches so far this season, 2 Capital One Cup matches, and the JP Trophy match in early September. Whilst his contribution has not been seen in terms of goals, the play-making and midfield/defense from Vincelot has really made a difference, and made an impression around the Man of the Month deciding panel. Not our first choice, however.
Bradford’s striker, Wells, has netted himself a few records and some supporters with his efforts this month. Scoring in all 5 of the league games this season, he’s become the first Bradford player to score in 8 consecutive matches, a streak that ended at the weekend. His influence and direct contribution has led to Bradford win 2, draw 2, and lose 1, scoring 10 goals along the way. 5 of which were a result of Wells. His level headed manager comments on the £3million bid for the player in the last week of the transfer window, saying, “It is terrific when you have a goal scorer like Nahki in the team, but he has a long way to go and it is important that he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps learning from the manager and the staff.” Surely, the main contender for the award this month.
As part of the academy, Wilson showed his worth to the first-team with 6 goals in 5 games. Even with 16 goals goals scored this season for the team, they are bottom of the league due to a 10pt deduction pre-season. Without this, their form is relatively good, bolstered by Wilson’s goals. 16 goals for, is met with 12 goals against, meaning they would otherwise be on 8pts, just outside of the play-off area. Coventry have a hill to climb to get back to where they deserve, but with Wilson netting every game, and scoring just under 40% of the goals, this is a real prospect. Wilson will be crucial in Coventry’s come-back. A deserved POTM.
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