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Five nominated for PL2 player of the month

3 Feb 2017
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Brighton's Lynch-Sanchez, Swansea's McBurnie, West Ham's Quina, Sunderland's Robson and Aston Villa's Sarkic up for January award

The five players nominated for January's Premier League 2 Player of the Month have been revealed.

They were selected by a panel of the Premier League Football Development Department after PL2 managers had nominated the best individual performance from each of their opponents last month.

Robert Lynch-Sanchez (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Robert Lynch-Sanchez, Brighton
The 19-year-old goalkeeper kept one clean sheet in two January matches

Nineteen-year-old goalkeeper Lynch-Sanchez impressed in two PL2 Division 2 matches, keeping one clean sheet.

See: Brighton PL2 profile

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City)

Oliver McBurnie, Swansea City
Oli McBurnie scored six goals last month, including a PL2 hat-trick v Newcastle

The 20-year-old forward scored six times for Swansea in PL2, where the club are clear leaders in Division 2, and in the EFL Checkatrade Trophy. He was also called up to the senior squad on a couple of occasions.

See: Swansea profile

Domingos Quina (West Ham United)

Domingos Quina (West Ham)
Domingos Quina has been nominated for the award a second time this season

The 17-year-old forward is nominated for the second time this season, after being on the shortlist in October.

Quina did not score in January but his performances were enough to earn the nominations of his opponents’ managers.

See: West Ham profile

Joshua Robson (Sunderland)

Joshua Robson, Sunderland
Joshua Robson was part of a Sunderland defence that conceded just one goal last month

The local-born 18-year-old defender starred as Sunderland conceded only once, to leaders Everton, in three Division 1 matches in January.

See: Sunderland profile

Matija Sarkic (Aston Villa)

Matija Sarkic
Matija Sarkic is looking to become the second player from Aston Villa to win the award this season

The 19-year-old goalkeeper is looking to become the second player from Aston Villa to win the award this season, after Rushian Hepburn-Murphy claimed it in September. He impressed by keeping a clean sheet in the goalless draw with Middlesbrough, one of two appearances in January.

See: Aston Villa profile

The winner will be announced on the morning of Friday 10 February.

2016/17 PL2 Players of the Month

December Jonathan Leko
November Josh Sims
October Paolo Fernandes
September Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
August Ethan Robson 

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