Seven Under-23 players have been nominated for February 2022's Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.
The shortlist was 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 in the month. The Panel will also decide the winner.
PL2 Player award nominees
The 16-year-old made a real impact for Fulham in February, scoring four times in two matches on the way to the club sealing promotion. Three of those came in Fulham's 6-1 victory at Newcastle United, with the striker netting a 10-minute hat-trick. Harris then hit the equaliser in a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.
Hilton was another key figure for Fulham last month. The 21-year-old midfielder followed up two assists in a home victory over Sunderland, by making one goal and scoring another, a penalty, against Newcastle. He ended the month with another goal and assist against Villa.
The Spanish left-back helped Manchester City's defence keep three clean sheets from their three matches. The 18-year-old also created one of the five goals scored in their 5-0 Division 1 victory at Derby County.
The 19-year-old struck twice at Derby before his penalty set City on route to a 2-0 home success against West Ham United. The midfielder, who won this award in August, also earned a place on the bench for City's Premier League victory over Manchester United.
The 17-year-old forward enjoyed a prolific month for Southampton, netting four times in Division 2. He began with the only goal at West Bromwich Albion, followed by the opening goal and an assist in a 3-2 defeat by Birmingham City. Pearce then bagged a brace, including a wonderful solo effort, in a 4-2 win against Nottingham Forest.
The 19-year-old helped Crystal Palace enjoy an unbeaten month. The midfielder scored one goal and provided an assist in a 4-1 success at Tottenham Hotspur, before his late double earned a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Shoretire began February with a pair of assists in a 3-1 win against West Ham. The forward then created another in a 2-2 draw with Palace, before scoring the Red Devils' final goal in a 5-2 victory over Derby.