The nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award for January 2017.John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers)
Took the mobile target man role to new heights in January, pulling defenders this way and that and still scoring six goals in five games. Among them was a truly memorable solo effort, a jinking run and finish from the halfway line at Yeovil.
Barry Roche (Morecambe)
The veteran goalkeeper compiled a personal highlights reel of saves during January ensuring that Morecambe conceded just two goals. Superb against both Notts County and Crewe, he excelled with a miraculous double save at Carlisle.
Ollie Watkins (Exeter City)
Another outstanding month for the 21-year-old who drew markers to him to lay on goals for others instead. Managed two himself, including a superb effort at Grimsby, and set up five, including a hat-trick of assists against Colchester.
Ben Whiteman (Mansfield Town)
Few in Sky Bet League Two knew Whiteman’s name two months ago, but the gifted 20-year-old loanee ignited Mansfield’s promotion charge in January with his skill, passing ability and two unerring strikes against Crewe and Leyton Orient.
The winner will be announced on Friday.