Ronan Murray has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month award, after an impressive month for Notts County.
Murray struck four times, with strikes against Tranmere Rovers, Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra (2) and Colchester United.
The striker’s goals have helped to lift the Magpies out of the League 1 drop zone on goal difference.
Murray now faces stiff competition for the accolade, as highlighted by the list of nominations below:
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) — midfielder
The United captain provided an almost impregnable shield to a defence which kept six clean sheets during March. He protected the back four with numerous blocks and tackles, and was outstanding at Preston North End and Crawley Town.
Ronan Murray (Notts County) — striker
The Irishman’s return to the line-up triggered an upturn in Notts County’s fortunes and sparked a scoring surge from the 22-year-old with five goals in four starts. His directness had defenders back-pedalling while his finishing was equally forthright.
James Tavernier (Rotherham United) — full-back
The pacy Newcastle United loanee has been outstanding in both defence and attack. Contributed to five clean sheets in his six matches and scored three goals — two stunning free-kicks and a 30-yard pile-driver against Bristol City.
Callum Wilson (Coventry City) — striker
The 22-year-old’s poise in front of goal continues to amaze in his first season of League football. He has assumed sole responsibility up front since Leon Clarke left. Scored in five straight games, notching seven goals in total.
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