January PotM Nomination - Whiteman (Mansfield)
The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Award are:
John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) - striker
Took the mobile target man role to new heights in January, pulling defenders this way and that and still scoring six goals in five games. Among them was a truly memorable solo effort, a jinking run and finish from the halfway line at Yeovil.
Barry Roche (Morecambe) - goalkeeper
The veteran keeper compiled a personal highlights reel of saves during January ensuring that Morecambe conceded just two goals. Superb against both Notts County and Crewe, he excelled with a miraculous double save at Carlisle.
Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) - striker
Another outstanding month for the 21-year-old who drew markers to him to lay on goals for others instead. Managed two himself, including a superb effort at Grimsby, and set up five, including a hat-trick of assists against Colchester.
Ben Whiteman (Mansfield Town) - midfielder
Few in League Two knew Whiteman`s name two months ago, but the gifted 20-year-old loanee ignited Mansfield`s promotion charge in January with his skill, passing ability and two unerring strikes against Crewe and Leyton Orient.
Winners will be announced on Friday 10th February 2017.