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Sky Bet February Player of the Month award

5 March 2015

The February nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:

Odion Ighalo (Watford)
A second straight nomination for the instinctive marksman who scored six goals in five games. Displayed his full array of finishing with a snapshot against Blackburn Rovers, a header and a volley at Brentford and a smooth strike at Bolton Wanderers.

Tom Ince (Derby County) 
Ince has rediscovered his zest since his move to Derby County. His superb free-kick against Bolton Wanderers triggered a string of classy goals, with a neat curler at Rotherham United the other pick of his five, while his movement created holes for others.

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) 
The fulcrum of Forest’s stellar February with goals in five successive games - including two free-kicks and a stunning curler against Wigan Athletic - allied to defensive diligence, consistency and a new maturity as he assumed the captaincy.

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) 
An all-action month for the Italian who spent it diving all over the place in a one-man show of defiance. Fine reaction saves against Brentford, Reading and Brighton were bettered by a series of stops to preserve a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough.


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 Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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