The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for August 2016.Tom Cairney (Fulham)
Cairney looks to be fulfilling the potential at which his technique, cultured passing and dribbling ability have always hinted. Given free rein on the right with an ability to cut inside, his two goals included a lovely curling effort in the 1-1 draw at former club Leeds United.
Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
A steadying influence in a defence which conceded just four goals in five games, the 24-year-old impressed with his willingness to drive into the opposition box. He cut inside to score against Reading and almost did it again at Huddersfield Town.
Conor Hourihane (Barnsley)
The Irishman’s energy and awareness played a starring role in Barnsley’s return to the Sky Bet Championship. He scored two goals including a spectacular free-kick in the 3-2 win over QPR, while his pinpoint passing helped to create three others.
Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)
Mooy is the creative force behind his side’s unbeaten start. Playing in a deeper role than normal, his vision and probing passes from deep have set Huddersfield on the front foot. His delivery from set pieces has also proved vital.
The winner will be announced on Friday.