Walsall midfielder Sam Mantom has been nominated for Football League’s Player Of The Month Award for August following an impressive August where Sam grabbed a few goals and glowing reports from opposition managers.
The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month award for August.
Adam Armstrong (Coventry City)
Five goals in as many games added up to a stunning impact by the 18-year-old, who is on loan from Newcastle United. What impressed as much was his calm assurance and belief – evident in a 30-yard chip in the 4-0 win at Millwall.
Bradley Dack (Gillingham)
Given a role behind the front two, the 21-year-old responded in style in August, stretching opponents with his running, energy and passing, taking set pieces and scoring four goals, including a sweeping angled strike against Sheffield United.
Sam Mantom (Walsall)
Sidelined by a knee injury for all but 12 games last season, the 23-year-old has blossomed so far this campaign. His passing ability and reading of the game creates chances for others, while he also scored in each of Walsall`s three away wins.
Jim McNulty (Rochdale)
Brought in to stabilise a leaky defence, the 30-year-old has done exactly that in his own no-nonsense style. A throwback to the centre halves of old, he headed, tackled and blocked so well that Dale conceded just two goals all month..
The winners will be announced on Friday.