The Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month nominees for December 2020 are:
Krystian Bielik (Derby County) – defensive midfielder
Bielik’s return from injury and the shield he provides to the back four led to Derby conceding just two goals in seven matches. Reading the game, breaking up play and passing forward to start attacks, he also scored at Birmingham.
Emiliano Buendia (Norwich City) – midfielder
The Argentine has been at the heart of Norwich’s rise to the top of the table, showcasing his vision, awareness, skill and clever passing at every turn. Always prepared to shoot, he contributed four goals and two assists in December.
Sergi Canos (Brentford) - winger
Four goals and three assists do not convey the sheer majesty of Canos’ post-injury return to form. He slalomed his way to a superb goal against Blackburn and then scored a hat-trick for the ages at Cardiff, including a back-tracking looping volley.
Duncan Watmore (Middlesbrough) - striker
The 26-year-old was the division’s leading scorer in the month with five goals in less than 400 minutes on the pitch. Injuries left him without a club before joining Boro in November, but his ability to convert chances is still present.
All winners will be announced on Friday 8 January.