Date: 4th January 2017 at 10:49am
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The December nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month Award are:

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) – winger
Happy on the wing or centrally, the Welshman provided stunning examples of both roles, stepping inside to fizz a 25-yarder into the top corner against Chesterfield and offering up a mesmerising 50-yard dribble and finish at Charlton Athletic.

Matty Lund (Rochdale) – midfielder
Defensive midfielders stop the opposition scoring, something Lund did with notable tackles in the wins over leaders Scunthorpe United and Northampton Town. What he also managed in the latter game was to score a perfect hat-trick, the first of his career.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) – striker
Three more goals took Taylor`s tally in 44 Sky Bet EFL games in 2016 to an astonishing 29. Having not played above National League level until 17 months ago, he continues to find ways to score in spite of facing better defenders in League One.

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) – central defender
His experience and know-how have proved vital in Wanderers conceding just 15 goals in 24 league games – best in the Sky Bet EFL. Also found time to go forward for set pieces and score both goals in the 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town.

Winners will be announced on Friday 6th December 2017.

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