Date: 11th January 2018 at 7:07am
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The December nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:

Scott Carson (Derby County) – goalkeeper
Showcased his outstanding shot-stopping ability throughout the month with vital saves in each of the five games in which he kept clean sheets and preserved points for his side. One brilliant save against Millwall took the breath away.

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) – central defender
The Swede returned to Elland Road after helping his country reach the World Cup, inspired to reach the peaks of defensive dominance he showed last season. His aerial dominance was also seen in attack with goals against Aston Villa and Norwich.

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) – striker
Loves to beat his man first and foremost. Executed some exquisite finishes, notably his angled drive at Sheffield United and his top corner curler against Reading, among his three goals in December. He also contributed an assist.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) – midfielder
The controlling influence behind Brentford`s climb into mid-table. An imaginative passer of the ball, his reading of the game allows Brentford to weave patterns on the pitch. His two goals included a lovely driven finish against Aston Villa.

Winners will be announced on Friday 12th January 2018.

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