April's PL2 Player of the Month nominees

5 May 2017
PL2 Player of the Month nominees for April

Title-winning Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell among five-man shortlist for Premier League 2 award

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Kieran Dowell is one of five nominees for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award after helping Everton win the Premier League 2 Division 1 title in April. 

The shortlist also includes Aston Villa's Rory Hale, Southampton winger Josh Sims, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Donovan Wilson, a striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rory Hale (Aston Villa)

Rory Hale, Aston Villa
Aston Villa midfielder Rory Hale featured against Swansea and Blackburn

The versatile central midfielder featured in both of his side's PL2 matches as Aston Villa followed up a 2-0 loss to Division 2 champions Swansea City with a draw at Blackburn Rovers.

Josh Sims (Southampton)

Josh Sims, Southampton
Josh Sims (right) featured in two Premier League matches for Southampton's senior side

Sims, who won the award in November, played two Division 1 matches in April with his performances earning the 20-year-old two substitute appearances for Southampton's senior side.

Kieran Dowell (Everton)

Kieran Dowell, of Everton, scores
Kieran Dowell scored against Spurs in April as Everton clinched the Premier League 2 title

The 19-year-old midfielder scored one goal in two outings in April as David Unsworth's side were confirmed as Division 1 champions. 

Mason Mount (Chelsea)

Mason Mount, Chelsea
Mason Mount, right, in action during Chelsea's 2-2 draw with PL2 champions Everton in April

Mount started both of Chelsea's matches as the Blues defeated Sunderland and drew 2-2 with Everton to make the Toffees temporarily wait for their Division 1 crown.

Donovan Wilson (Wolves)

Donovan Wilson, Wolves
Donovan Wilson also featured for Wolves' first-team in a Championship match last month

The striker netted four goals in three PL2 matches as Wolverhampton Wanderers claimed second place in Division 2 and a play-off semi-final encounter with West Ham United.

2016/17 PL2 Players of the Month 

March Julien Ngoy (Stoke City)
February Liam Walsh (Everton)
January Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City)
December Jonathan Leko (West Brom)
November Josh Sims (Southampton)
October Paolo Fernandes (Man City)
September Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa)
August Ethan Robson (Sunderland)

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