Lunny makes the shortlist
Midfielder John Lundstram is among the nominations for the December Player of the Month for Sky Bet League 2
Lundstram's excellent form throughout the month sees him shortlisted for the award with the winner to be announced on Friday morning
The December nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award are:
Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) – midfielder
His four goals from a wide midfield berth in four December games included a vital headed equaliser at promotion rivals Northampton Town. A tireless worker, he willingly used his pace and crossing ability to fashion chances for others.
John Lundstram (Oxford United) - midfielder
The 21-year-old has found his feet and form since arriving from Everton in August. The focal point of the Oxford midfield, his distribution and support play were supplemented with a lovely controlled 20-yard finish in the 3-0 win over Exeter City.
Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) – full-back
Showed his versatility by moving from centre-back to full-back during December and formed a dynamic partnership with Michael Harriman on the right. Positionally sound and calm in possession, he found time to head the winner over the U's.
Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) – striker
A second nomination this season for the industrious former Oxford forward. Added a composed finish for the winner over York City to a hat-trick against Wycombe Wanderers, which included a piledriver of a free-kick, and two assists against Dagenham & Redbridge.
The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.