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Rudy shortlisted for November award!

4 December 2014

Rovers striker Rudy Gestede has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award for November.

A winner of the award last April, the popular front man started the month in fine style, bagging an impressive brace as Rovers defeated Reading 3-1.

Two away games followed at Millwall and Brighton & Hove Albion, with the Benin international bagging a header in each as Rovers picked up more points on the road.

Gestede ended the month with another crucial goal for Rovers as his 95th minute equaliser against Middlesbrough helped to extend the side's unbeaten run to nine games.

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) - striker
Five goals in five games - three of them headers - for the Benin international. His link-up play and work-rate were impressive but it was his prowess in the air, especially his header against Brighton & Hove Albion, which made Gestede unplayable.

Andre Gray (Brentford) - striker
His period of adjustment from Conference football last season is over. Gray’s predatory instincts are now on full show in the Sky Bet Championship with five goals in as many games, notably his curving run and clinical finish in the 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) - midfielder
Three stunning goals, two assists and a driving force in the Leeds midfield, the elegant 19-year-old was central to the Elland Road revival. Judging by his two sweetly-struck efforts against Charlton Athletic, Mowatt doesn’t score ordinary goals.

Darren Randolph (Birmingham City) - goalkeeper
Three clean sheets in five games and just two goals conceded was a remarkable recovery from the 8-0 defeat by Bournemouth. Naturally calm, his shot-stopping against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford, Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest took the breath away.

The winners will be announced on Friday 5th December. 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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