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Van Veen's Coventry strike goal of the month contender

11 May 2017

Iron striker Kevin van Veen's goal against Coventry City on the final day of the regular season has been named on a three-goal shortlist for Sky Bet League One's April Goal of the Month.

The 25-year-old cut onto his right foot from the left following an assist from Josh Morris, curling an effort into the far corner of the net from outside the area to restore parity against the Sky Blues; the Iron going onto win the game 3-1.

His effort will go up against Peterborough United's Marcus Maddison, who netted at the ABAX Stadium against Charlton Athletic and Aiden O'Brien of Millwall, who netted for the Lions against Northampton Town at The Den.

Here's what the judges had to say about their strikes:

Marcus Maddison - PETERBOROUGH UNITED v Charlton Athletic - April 1st

A goal befitting Maddison’s mercurial talents. Driving directly into the area, jinking this way and that, he then clipped home an exquisite lob off the underside of the bar.

Aiden O’Brien – MILLWALL v Northampton Town – April 14th

With the ball bouncing around, O’Brien seized the moment to play a one-two of headers with Ben Thompson before volleying emphatically into the roof of the net.

Kevin van Veen – SCUNTHORPE UNITED v Coventry City – April 30th

The Dutchman pictured this goal in his head. Collecting the ball, he already knew he would take a step inside and send a gorgeous 20-yard curler inside the far post.

The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on

The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager David Tweed and EFL Communications Manager Rob Meaden.

To suggest a goal to be considered for future Sky Bet Goal of the Month awards, fans can tweet details of their nominated goal to @SkyBet using #SkyBetGotM.

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