The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month award for December.Tom Bradshaw (Walsall)
Bradshaw scored five of Walsall’s eight goals in December after returning from a hamstring injury. Equally adept in the air and on the ground, he was coolness personified in scoring twice in the 3-0 win at Milton Keynes Dons.
Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra)
Another product of the Crewe academy, goalkeeper Garratt's shot-stopping helped guide his side through a difficult set of fixtures. Man of the match against high-flying Preston North End, his vital last-minute save at Oldham Athletic preserved a 2-1 victory.
Rory McArdle (Bradford City)
McArdle was an uncompromising presence at the heart of a Bradford defence which conceded just one goal in four December games. Strong in the tackle, powerful in the air, he showed a strikers' touch for his goal against Scunthorpe United.
Andy Williams (Swindon Town)
The arrowhead at the point of the Swindon attack, the 28-year-old added a positive dimension to his side’s attractive passing game. He timed his runs beyond opposing defences to perfection to sweep home five goals in four games.
The winners will be announced on Friday.