Date: 7th February 2017 at 11:01am
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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.

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