The December nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are:
Jake Beesley (Rochdale) - striker
Four goals and an assist in three games for the 25-year-old who has become the fulcrum of the Rochdale attack. He managed a variety of finishes, too, including a cheeky backheeled flick at Bristol Rovers and a calmly stroked clip against Newport.
John-Joe O’Toole (Mansfield Town) – central defender
When O’Toole signed a short-term contract in late October, he was shorn of match fitness and used out of position as an emergency centre-back. His reading of the game remains intact, while he scored a pivotal header against Hartlepool.
Jay Spearing (Tranmere Rovers) – defensive midfielder
The veteran provided Tranmere’s goal of the month, a superbly angled drive against Leyton Orient, and a majestic pass for their opener against Barrow. Oh, and he also shielded a back four which recorded four clean sheets.
Matt Stevens (Forest Green Rovers) - striker
With postponements decimating their December programme, Forest Green and Stevens were limited to two matches. No matter. The mobile striker still managed three goals and two assists through his astute positional play.