The Reds forward has been nominated for the December award after his superb form saw him score six goals in the month!
The December nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:
Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Midfielder
Liberated by new Wolves manager Paul Lambert, the 30-year-old went forward with stunning effect in December, arriving late in the area to score four decisive goals. Each one either put Wolves in front or brought them level.
Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) - Striker
Six more goals in December for Newcastle’s prolific forward. His hat-trick against Birmingham City was a perfect header, right-foot tap-in, left-foot finish combination while a brilliant angled volley against Nottingham Forest highlighted his technique.
David Stockdale (Brighton & Hove Albion) - Goalkeeper
The last line of an impressive defence, he pulled off crucial saves at vital times to preserve all four of Brighton’s victories in the month. Outstanding at Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham, his hallmark this season has been his consistency.
Sam Winnall (Barnsley) – Striker
Scored every type of goal in December, running on to through balls, turning the ball home from close range and cleverly looping headers when needed, as he did against Cardiff City. It all added up to six goals in six appearances in the month.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY JANUARY 6th 2017
The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.
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