The August nominations for the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two Goal of the Month Award are as follows:
Cauley Woodrow – BARNSLEY v Charlton Athletic – 17th August
Instinct took over as Woodrow saw the ball ricocheting towards him. Snaking out his foot, he drew it to him delightfully before calmly sending an unerring shot into the top corner.
George Puscas – READING v Cardiff City – 18th August
Twelve touches took Reading’s record signing from just outside his own area, along the touchline, past a defender, into the opposition box and curling home from a tight angle.
Jack Marriott – DERBY COUNTY v Bristol City – 20th August
A goal of stunning simplicity from a player who knew what he was going to do before the ball came to him. A deft flick with his right foot, a pivot and an arrowhead of a rising finish.
Ben Close – PORTSMOUTH v Tranmere Rovers – 10th August
A spectacular fusion of physics and skill. Close had to judge the flight of a bouncing ball as he ran towards it at pace and then time it to perfection with the outside of his boot.
Marcus Maddison – MK Dons v PETERBOROUGH UNITED – 24th August
Give the football genius that is Marcus Maddison space to turn and shoot, then chances are he will punish you. And how, with this unstoppable 25-yard hammerhead of an effort.
Niall Ennis – DONCASTER ROVERS v Lincoln City – 24th August
Route One can also be beautiful. Ennis proved as much with two touches to control a bouncing long ball before letting fly with a rising left-foot shot that found the top corner.
Ryan Broom – CHELTENHAM TOWN v Scunthorpe United – 10th August
Broom swept in from the wing to nick the ball away from a Scunthorpe defender, then steadied himself and jinked away from another to curl home a perfectly flighted shot.
Clayton Donaldson – BRADFORD CITY v Oldham Athletic – 17th August
Having time to think with just the keeper to beat can cloud the mind at times. Not that of Donaldson, who opted for a semi-volley, semi-lob that saw the ball dip in off the bar.
Luther James Wildin – STEVENAGE v Macclesfield Town – 31st August
Macclesfield were quite happy when a free-kick was laid square to Wildin 35 yards from goal. That was until he stepped forward to unleash the purest of strikes into the top corner.
VOTING IS OPEN FROM 6AM MONDAY 16 SEPTEMBER ON SKYSPORTS.COM
VOTING CLOSES AT 5PM ON TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER