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Freck nomination deserved - Evans

5 March 2014

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Boss Steve Evans heaped praise on Lee Frecklington after the playmaker was nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award.

The former Peterborough operator was again on top form for the Millers during the month of February, helping his side go unbeaten with three wins and one draw.

Frecklington’s highlight was netting a brace in the thrilling 3-3 draw at Deepdale against fellow promotion chasers Preston North End.

“Lee Frecklington has been outstanding but not just for the last month,” Evans told

“The only surprise to me is that it has taken until this stage of the season before he has been nominated for an award, because his performances have been described as nothing short of stunning by a host of managers.”

See below for the full list of nominations:

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) — midfielder
Inspired by his new role as stand-in captain, the central midfielder was everywhere in February, tackling back, spreading play and striding forward to score three goals, including a lovely tight-angled finish against Preston North End.

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) — midfielder
Made a huge impact with four goals in three games. Joining in the attack, he scored twice against Notts County and again in the 3-0 win at Brentford, arriving at pace for the first and striking a composed curler for the second.

Gary Jones (Bradford City) — midfielder
The veteran re-discovered his zest, driving his side on by example at both ends to turn around their fortunes. The highlights were two wonderful long-range strikes in the 3-3 draw against Crewe Alexandra, one with his left foot, the other his right.

Owain Fon Williams (Tranmere Rovers) — goalkeeper
At his spectacular shot-stopping best in February. A wonderful display at Milton Keynes Dons helped Rovers seal a vital 1-0 win. He pulled off a key triple save against Coventry City and a jaw-dropping, back-arching effort against Preston North End.

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