The September nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are:
Luke Norris (Colchester United) – Striker
Sheer hard work was the foundation of a stunning September for Norris with five goals and two assists in five games. His goals came in all shapes and sizes, including a 30-yard piledriver of a free-kick in the win at Cheltenham Town.
Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) – Defender
An astute summer signing by Danny Cowley, Shackell has added strength and experience to a Lincoln defence which conceded just three goals in five matches. The bonus was his late winners against Macclesfield and MK Dons.
Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) – Striker
The 20-year-old Bournemouth loanee scored five goals in four games. A strong runner who loves to take on defenders, his power in the air brought two headed goals, including a stooping effort inches off the ground against Crawley Town.
Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) – Defender
A right-back with an eye for a slide-rule pass and a dangerous cross, Sweeney also contributed three goals in September. A towering header against Notts County was bettered by a stunning low 20-yard volley versus Cheltenham.
The winner will be announced on Friday 5 October.
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.