PL2 Player of the Month shortlist for November 2018

7 Dec 2018
PL2 Player of the Month nominees

Six youngsters in contention for monthly prize after impressive displays in Premier League 2

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Six players have been nominated for November's Premier League 2 Player of the Month award. 

The shortlist was 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 during November. 

See: Connolly wins PL2 November 2018 Player of the Month award

PL2 Player of the Month shortlist
PL2 Player of the Month Nominees
From left, Daniel Butterworth (Blackburn), Aaron Connolly (Brighton), Sadou Diallo (Wolves)
Daniel Butterworth (Blackburn)

Nominated for the second time this season, the 19-year-old forward stood out with his displays in Blackburn Rovers' Division 1 matches in November against Manchester City and West Ham United

Aaron Connolly (Brighton)

The 18-year-old striker scored six times in November to earn his third nomination of the season. Three goals came in PL2, including two in a 3-2 victory at Swansea City, and he scored a hat-trick in Brighton & Hove Albion's 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy win at MK Dons. 

Sadou Diallo (Wolves)

The 19-year-old midfielder impressed as Wolverhampton Wanderers went second in Division 2. He also played in a penalty shoot-out Checkatrade Trophy win at Lincoln City.

PL2 Player of the Month contenders: Josh Knight, Nathangelo Markelo, Callum Morton
Joshua Knight (Leicester), Nathangelo Markelo (Everton), Callum Morton (West Brom)
Joshua Knight (Leicester)

The centre-back played a key role in Leicester City's goalless draw with Man City. Knight also featured in the Checkatrade Trophy in November before earning a place on the bench in Wednesday's Premier League match at Fulham.  

Nathangelo Markelo (Everton)

The Dutch forward, 19, scored in a Division 1 victory over Brighton and also stood out in a narrow Merseyside derby defeat by Liverpool. Markelo also helped Everton beat Sheffield United in the Premier League Cup and draw at Barnsley in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

Callum Morton (West Brom)

The 18-year-old forward starred in the 1-1 Division 2 draw with Manchester United, scored in a Premier League Cup defeat by AFC Bournemouth as well as playing in two Checkatrade Trophy ties. 

Previous 2018/19 winners

October: Josh Barrett (Reading)
September: Oliver Skipp (Spurs)
August: Danny Loader (Reading)

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