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February 2019 PL2 Player of the Month shortlist

1 Mar 2019
February PL2 Player of the Month nominees

Afolabi, Frimpong, Mbunga-Kimpioka, Mitchell-Lawson, Rogers and Sambou up for monthly award

Six players have been nominated for February's PL2 Player of the Month award.

See: Rogers named February 2019 PL2 Player of the Month

Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton)

The 19-year-old forward struck the decisive goal in both of Southampton's PL2 wins in February, against Manchester United and Fulham.

Jeremie Frimpong (Man City)

The 18-year-old Dutch defender impressed against Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland)

The 19-year forward scored in both of the Premier League Cup matches against Peterborough and Stoke City, while also setting up the decisive goal in the PL2 win over Reading.

February PL2 POTM: Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton), Jeremie Frimpong (Manchester City), Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland)
From left: Jonathan Afolabi (Southampton), Jeremie Frimpong (Manchester City), Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland)
Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Derby)

The 19-year-old winger struck a first-half hat-trick in an 8-1 Premier League Cup victory over Bristol City. 

Morgan Rogers (West Brom)

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder struck four times and provided an assist in a 6-2 victory over Norwich City, before setting up another two goals in a 3-1 win over Sunderland.

Bassala Sambou (Everton)

The 21-year-old striker scored against Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United, helping the Toffees to move clear at the top of Division 1 and also secure pole position in Group B of the PL Cup.  

February PL2 Player of the Month nominees
From left: Jayden Mitchell-Lawson (Derby), Morgan Rogers (West Brom), Bassala Sambou (Everton)

The shortlist is decided by the Premier League's Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches nominated the best performance by an opposing player in each of their league matches last month.

The winner will be selected by the Panel and announced on Friday 8 March.

2018/19 PL2 monthly award winners

August: Danny Loader (Reading)
September: Oliver Skipp (Spurs)
October: Josh Barrett (Reading)
November: Aaron Connolly (Brighton)
December: Joshua Knight (Leicester City)
January: Kazaiah Sterling (Spurs)

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