The December nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:
Scott Carson (Derby County)
Showcased his outstanding shot-stopping ability throughout the month with vital saves in each of the five games in which he kept clean sheets and preserved points for his side. One brilliant save against Millwall took the breath away.
Pontus Jansson (Leeds United)
The Swede returned to Elland Road after helping his country reach the World Cup, inspired to reach the peaks of defensive dominance he showed last season. His aerial dominance was also seen in attack with goals against Aston Villa and Norwich City.
Jamie Paterson (Bristol City)
Loves to beat his man first and foremost. Executed some exquisite finishes, notably his angled drive at Sheffield United and his top corner curler against Reading, among his three goals in December. He also contributed an assist.
Romaine Sawyers (Brentford)
The controlling influence behind Brentford’s climb into mid-table. An imaginative passer of the ball, his reading of the game allows Brentford to weave patterns on the pitch. His two goals included a lovely driven finish against Aston Villa.
The winner will be announced on Friday 12th January 2018
The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.