The February nominations for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award are:
Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) – central defender
Leader of a defence that conceded just three goals in seven games, Burgess offers a calm, cultured presence at the back for Pompey and an aerial threat in the opposing penalty area with two headed goals and an assist.
Rhys Healey (MK Dons) - striker
Scored in five of his six games and won a penalty in the other as he helped Dons move away from the relegation zone. Technically gifted, his goals featured tap-ins, a 25-yard free-kick at Lincoln and a mazy dribble against Rotherham.
Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) - striker
Talk about forcing your way into a winning side. Ladapo scored three goals in four substitute appearances across 85 minutes to begin the month. Having earned a starting berth, his goals secured points against Coventry and MK Dons.
Matty Taylor (Oxford United) - striker
Seven goals in as many games, plus an assist for the prolific forward whose positional instincts were on full display as he notched a last-minute equalise at Burton as well as a smartly taken late winner on the swivel against Southend.