Date: 6th January 2015 at 10:25pm
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The December nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month Award are:

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) – striker
He scored five of Walsall’s eight goals in December after returning from a hamstring injury. Equally adept in the air and on the ground, he was coolness personified in scoring twice in the 3-0 win at MK Dons.

Ben Garrett (Crewe Alexandra) – goalkeeper
Another product of the Crewe academy, his shot-stopping helped guide his side through a difficult set of fixtures. Man of the match against high-flying Preston North End, his vital last-minute save at Oldham Athletic preserved a 2-1 victory.

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) – central defender
An uncompromising presence at the heart of a Bradford defence which conceded just one goal in four games. Strong in the tackle, powerful in the air, he showed a strikers touch for his goal against Scunthorpe United – an exquisite 18-yard curler.

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) – striker
The arrowhead at the point of the Swindon attack, the 28-year-old added a positive dimension to his side’s attractive passing game. He timed his runs beyond opposing defences to perfection to sweep home five goals in four games.