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David Wheater nominated for Sky Bet's Player of the Month award

4 January 2017

Defender's efforts in December see him receive nomination for league's monthly award

Wanderers defender David Wheater has been nominated for Sky Bet's Player of the Month award for December.

The winner will be announced at 6am on Friday 6 January 2016.

The complete list of nominees meanwhile are as follows:

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United)
Happy on the wing or centrally, the Welshman provided stunning examples of both roles, stepping inside to fizz a 25-yarder into the top corner against Chesterfield and offering up a mesmerising 50-yard dribble and finish at Charlton Athletic.

Matty Lund (Rochdale)
Defensive midfielders stop the opposition scoring, something Lund did with notable tackles in the wins over leaders Scunthorpe United and Northampton Town. What he also managed in the latter game was to score a perfect hat-trick, the first of his career.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers)
Three more goals took Taylor’s tally in 44 Sky Bet EFL games in 2016 to an astonishing 29. Having not played above National League level until 17 months ago, he continues to find ways to score in spite of facing better defenders in League One.

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) 
His experience and know-how have proved vital in Wanderers conceding just 15 goals in 24 league games – best in the Sky Bet EFL. Also found time to go forward for set pieces and score both goals in the 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town.

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