Midfielder in contention to win monthly award for his strike against Sheffield United on the opening day
Jay Spearing is in the running for Sky Bet's Goal of the Month award for August 2016.
The August nominations for the accolade are as follows:
Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) v Sheff Utd
When the ball was headed out following a long throw in, Jay Spearing was there to meet it with a fantastically timed right-footed volley from 20 yards into the bottom right corner of the Sheffield United goal. The game finished 1-0, with Spearing’s goal the decider and Bolton currently sit top of the table with 14 points from six games.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ 2nd (Gillingham) v Shrewsbury
Emmanuel-Thomas picked up the ball just inside the Shrewsbury half before beating his man and rifling a 30-yard shot into the top right hand corner, leaving the Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler helpless. This was the second of a JET double, which drew Gillingham level before a late Max Ehmer goal secured the three points.
Mark Marshall (Bradford City) v Coventry
Marshall allowed two men in front of him to be drawn away by his teammates’ runs before cutting inside with his right and drilling a low shot into the bottom left corner. Marshall’s goal put Bradford into the lead for the first time in the game, and they finished up 3-1 winners.
Voting is now open on Sky Sports.com
, while winners will be announced on Friday 16 September.
The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager David Tweed and EFL Commercial Marketing Manager James Walker.
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