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HOPPER NOMINATED FOR AWARD

4 February 2015

On-loan Iron striker Tom Hopper has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One player of the month award for January.

It comes after the frontman, here until the end of Leicester City, scored four goals in his first four games in claret and blue.

Here is what Sky Bet's panel of judges had to say about the nominees:

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) – striker

Four goals in four games for the on-loan Leicester City forward. A powerful runner, he has impressed at the Lincolnshire club with his assurance in front of goal and shot selection, especially as he only turned 21 in December.

Dele Alli (MK Dons) – midfielder
Alli is now allying consistency with his energy and his staggering assurance for a teenager. He showed tremendous skill and composure for the opener against Barnsley and swept home an injury-time equaliser at Crawley Town.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) – central defender
A colossus at the back for his hometown club, Butler celebrated making his transfer from Sheffield United permanent by leading Rovers to an unbeaten month. Strong in the tackle and powerful in the air, as he showed when scoring at Chesterfield.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) – central defender
Eastman was outstanding throughout the month against a succession of dangerous forwards. Reads the game well and possesses a comfortable range of passes, he has been pivotal to Colchester’s improved performances since the turn of the year.

The winner will be announced on Friday morning.


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