April's PL2 Player of the Month shortlist

10 May 2021

Six youngsters nominated after impressing with their Premier League 2 displays

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Six Under-23 players have been nominated for April's Premier League 2 Player of the Month award after their impressive performances.

The shortlist has been selected by the Premier League's Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches nominated the best performance by an opponent in each of their league matches. The Panel will also decide the winner.

October winner and March nominee Cole Palmer is in contention to become the first player to win the award for a second time this season.

April PL2 player shortlist
Left to right: Brighton's Danny Cashman, Sunderland's Josh Hawkes and Spurs' Dilan Markanday

Danny Cashman (BHA)

The 20-year-old Brighton & Hove Albion forward showed terrific form across the month, producing a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win against Southampton before scoring another in a 3-1 victory over Derby County and supplying an assist as the Seagulls drew 1-1 at Everton.

Josh Hawkes (SUN)

It was a prolific month for the 22-year-old, who claimed five goals and an assist in four matches. His haul included a double in a 3-2 success at Norwich City and goals in two wins against Reading.

Dilan Markanday (TOT)

The 19-year-old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder starred in a 4-1 triumph over Liverpool, scoring once and providing an assist, while he was also on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win at Leicester City as well as setting up a goal against champions Manchester City.

Left to right: West Ham's Ademipo Odubeko, Man City's Cole Palmer and Leeds' Crysencio Summerville

Ademipo Odubeko (WHU)

The 18-year-old West Ham United forward had an outstanding month, scoring five times in four matches. He netted a superb hat-trick in a 3-2 win at Manchester United and then hit both of his side's goals in a 2-1 triumph over Everton.

Cole Palmer (MCI)

The Man City midfielder, who turned 19 this month, registered three goals and two assists in April. He produced a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Liverpool, scored twice in a 3-0 win against Man Utd and supplied another assist versus Spurs.

Crysencio Summerville (LEE)

Leeds United's Dutch winger, 19, impressed in a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa and a 1-1 draw versus Fulham as Leeds United were confirmed Division 2 champions.

2020/21 PL2 award winners

September: Sam Greenwood (LEE)
October: Cole Palmer (MCI)
November: Liam Delap (MCI)
December: Lewis Bate (CHE)
January: Louie Barry (AVL)
February: Shola Shoretire (MUN)
March: Aaron Ramsey (AVL)

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