Reds midfielder Conor Hourihane has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for August.
The summer recruit from Plymouth has been in fine form from the heart of Barnsley's midfield, hitting three spectacular goals as well.
His first in a Reds shirt was a sublime free-kick at Coventry City to help his side to a 2-2 draw before banging home a 25-yard effort into the top corner in the 4-1 demolition of Gillingham.
He made it a hat-trick of superb goals with another 25-yarder that sailed into the top corner in Barnsley's 1-1 draw at Yeovil.
The Irishman is up against stiff competition, however, which includes these three players:
Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) – winger
The pacy winger gave Preston a direct threat, going past defenders and whipping in crosses. Made two goals and scored one in the 4-0 win at Scunthorpe and then struck a 20-yard thunderbolt in the draw at Doncaster Rovers.
Reda Johnson (Coventry City) – central defender
Brought his colossal power to bear at the heart of the Coventry defence. Made captain on his arrival, his aerial presence was felt at both ends of the pitch. Scored twice at Bradford City and claimed an assist against Barnsley.
James Hanson (Bradford City) - striker
Four goals in five games for the talismanic striker. Bradford have changed their style to more of a passing game but Hanson still brings booming headers to the cause with his aerial prowess and physicality. Two assists in August, too.
Winners will be announced on Friday 5th September.
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.