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Frecks nominated for Player of the Month

7 April 2016

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

Rotherham United midfielder Lee Frecklington has been nominated for the Championship player of the month award for March.

The Millers midfielder made a successful return to the first team after an injury lay-off, scoring in the 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

Frecklington also starred in the victories over Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town, and was involved in the epic comeback in the 3-3 draw with Derby County.

The club captain will be up against Leeds’ Mirco Antenucci, Sheffield Wednesday’s Tom Lees and Sam Vokes of Burnley.

Here are the shortlists in full:

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) – striker
The Italian ended his scoring drought in style with four goals in as many games after none since November. He did it with a typical flourish, too, highlighted by a clever flicked finish, then a curler for his brace against Bolton Wanderers.

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) – midfielder
A stamina-sapping month for the box-to-box midfielder who ignored a calf strain to play a hugely influential part in Rotherham’s revival. After spells out injured, he still found the energy to drive forward to score the winner over Middlesbrough in the last minute.

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) – central defender
The heartbeat of a Wednesday defence which conceded just a single goal in four March games. Positionally aware, a timer of tackles and a fine reader of play, he also proved his value at corners with a headed opener against Charlton Athletic.

Sam Vokes (Burnley) – striker
Powerful in the air and finally back to full fitness and his mobile best, he has led the front line magnificently since January, pulling defenders out of position at will. His four goals included a picture-book header against Wolves.  


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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