Hatters man in contention for monthly gong
Town midfielder Andy Drury has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month award for January.
The 31-year-old has been in fine form for the Hatters in recent weeks, scoring two goals in his last three matches: the winner at Plymouth and the Town’s opener against Cambridge on Saturday.
Drury also had a role in Shaun Whalley’s goal at Cheltenham and swung in the corner that led to Luke Wilkinson’s header against Cambridge.
However, the Town man faces competition for the monthly gong from:
Ben Coker (Southend United) – full-back
Coker was an important influence at both ends of the pitch in January. He returned from long-term injury to solidify the left-back berth, and produced a remarkable hat-trick of assists in the 3-2 win at Oxford United – all from driving runs and crosses.
Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) – striker
Donnelly’s three goals in as many starts eased Rovers away from the relegation zone with wins over Accrington Stanley and Exeter City. Calm in front of goal and with quick feet, he has made the loan transition from Swansea look easy.
Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers) – goalkeeper
Ingram kept Wycombe in the top three with a string of impressive displays. He conceded just one goal in five games, preserving a 0-0 draw at Mansfield Town with a stunning reflex double save, and the win over York City with a vital late stop.
The winner will be announced on Friday.
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.
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