The August nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are:
Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) - wide midfielder
Hoskins did it all in August, scoring five of Northampton’s eight goals from all angles, including an impudent free-kick at Crawley and straight from a corner at Crewe, and set up another with his boundless energy and enthusiasm.
Paul Smyth (Leyton Orient) - striker
Injuries have blighted Smyth, but fitness is now firmly harnessed to the technical ability and sharpness he has always possessed. He scored against Swindon and Hartlepool and made two goals with his dribbling ability and nous at Colchester.
Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) – central defender
The defensive lynchpin and catalyst of the Mariners’ remarkable promotion play-off success, Waterfall has carried on in the same vein, marshalling the backline to concede just two goals in four games and heading an injury-time winner at Rochdale.
Ben Whitfield (Barrow) – midfielder
Signed in the summer, he has adapted to life in Barrow immediately, becoming his new side’s effervescent hub, turning defenders and finding telling assists for four winning goals to add to his superb solo effort against Bradford.