The December nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are:
Callum Lang (Morecambe)
Five goals in 263 minutes on the pitch in December for the 19-year-old Wigan loanee after two months out through injury. Smart finishes against Mansfield and Yeovil were bettered by the vision he showed to pick out the top corner against Notts County.
Matt Rhead (Lincoln City)
A perfect month for the Lincoln cult hero who celebrated signing a new contract by scoring four goals and setting up another. As well as scoring, he uses his physical presence cleverly to trouble defenders and create space for teammates.
Alan Sheehan (Luton Town)
The starting point of the Luton attack, his cultured left foot conjured up two dead-ball assists and a rasping tight-angled drive in December. His day job is stopping opponents from scoring, a task he also accomplished with three clean sheets.
Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United)
A stellar month for the 22-year-old with five goals and an assist. It is his willingness to surge forward into the penalty area and take on defenders which is particularly impressive, most notably in his charging solo effort against Port Vale.
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.