Striker for SkyBet League One player of the month award
Reds’ striker Izale McLeod is one of the four nominees for the SkyBet League One player of the month.
The winner will be announced on Friday and Izale, who was captain on Tuesday night for the first time for the club against Bradford City, is the second Reds’ player to be nominated this season following Gwion Edwards in October.
The nominees are:
Izale McLeod (Crawley Town)
McLeod showed his full goalscoring talents with a hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Barnsley that owed everything to power, persistence and precision. Also scored against Yeovil Town, while his hold-up play underpinned the 2-1 win at Swindon Town.
Bradley Dack (Gillingham)
This technically gifted 21-year-old has blossomed recently, helped by moving from the wing to a central position which suits his energy and ability to find gaps with his passes. Showed a cool head to score against Peterborough United and Milton Keynes Dons.
Aden Flint (Bristol City)
Flint’s commanding presence and assurance in the City back three helped to preserve four clean sheets in a month when he played every minute of eight games. He also found time to score from set pieces versus Peterborough United and Colchester United.
Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United)
February 2015 will live long in his memory as the month in which he saw the birth of his first child, signed a new long-term deal, and played some of his finest football to date, taking on defenders at will and scoring three goals.
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.