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Marshall shortlisted for September award!

9 October 2014

Rovers midfielder Ben Marshall has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award for September.

Marshall started September in fine fashion with an emphatic brace in a man-of-the match performance in the win over Wigan Athletic, before netting once more against Derby County. His wing wizardry also saw the former Leicester man lay on an assist for Ryan Tunnicliffe as Rovers drew 2-2 with Watford.

But it was his versatility that has proved vital to his success, as well as plying his trade on either flank, Marshall has also operated up front and, more recently, at right back.

Marshall is up against Norwich striker Cameron Jerome, Joe Lewis of Blackpool and Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings.

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

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) – striker
Hard work is a given from Jerome. September was notable for his five goals in five games to supplement that industry. The 3-0 win at Brentford featured a lovely individual effort and a spectacular diving header.

Joe Lewis (Blackpool) - goalkeeper
Rarely does a player in a struggling side stand out as much as Lewis did this month. He organised a new defence in front of him and produced stunning save after stunning save, especially against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) – winger
Three memorable goals – two from distance in the 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic – and an overlapping assist against Watford. Most impressive was his versatility, playing behind the front two, on the right wing and even at right-back.

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) – full-back
A terrific athlete who loves a tackle. The 21-year-old showed a great attitude after Ipswich turned down a bid from Crystal Palace, surging forward at every opportunity to provide telling assists for goals against Brighton & Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic.

The winners will be announced on Friday 10th October. 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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