The December nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award are:
John Akinde (Lincoln City) - striker
The perfect target man fit for Lincoln’s style, he contributed four goals and an assist in December. Two goals came from his trademark laconic penalty taking style, while his strength allows him to create space and openings for others.
Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) – full-back
Two clean sheets, three goals and an assist were the sizeable contributions at both ends of the pitch in four games of Carlisle’s local hero. The 32-year-old scored with typical power from free-kicks against Colchester and Oldham.
Chris O’Grady (Oldham Athletic) – striker
Five goals in as many games for the much-travelled striker who has brought his experience and nous to Boundary Park. His hat-trick against Bury featured a sweet volley, a controlled finish and a poacher’s strike from close range.
George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) – attacking midfielder
Free from the niggling injuries which slowed his progress, the 23-year-old is making up for lost time with five goals in four games. Each goal in his hat-trick at Newport was scored from outside the area, including a free-kick for the ages.
All winners will be announced on Friday 11 January 2018.