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Tav nominated for March award

2 April 2014

Rotherham United's James Tavernier has been nominated for the Player of the Month award for March...

James Tavernier has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for March.

The Newcastle United loanee has been in sparkling form for the Millers, capping what has been an excellent month for player and club by scoring a 30 yard thunderbolt in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bristol City.

Tavernier was also on target against Notts County netting a long range free-kick in the 6-0 victory.

The 22-year-old was nominated for the Player of the Month award for January but missed out on the accolade to Wolves’ Michael Jacobs.

The attacking full-back will be up against Michael Doyle, Ronan Murray and Callum Wilson for the prize.

See below for a full list of nominations:

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) — midfielder
The United captain provided an almost impregnable shield to a defence which kept six clean sheets during March. He protected the back four with numerous blocks and tackles, and was outstanding at Preston North End and Crawley Town.

Ronan Murray (Notts County) — striker
The Irishman’s return to the line-up triggered an upturn in Notts County’s fortunes and sparked a scoring surge from the 22-year-old with five goals in four starts. His directness had defenders back-pedalling while his finishing was equally forthright.

James Tavernier (Rotherham United) — full-back
The pacy Newcastle United loanee has been outstanding in both defence and attack. Contributed to five clean sheets in his six matches and scored three goals — two stunning free-kicks and a 30-yard pile-driver against Bristol City.

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) — striker
The 22-year-old’s poise in front of goal continues to amaze in his first season of League football. He has assumed sole responsibility up front since Leon Clarke left. Scored in five straight games, notching seven goals in total.


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 Head of Football Paul Wiggins

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