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Worner nominated for award

7 January 2014

Dons goalie earns recognition

Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner’s superb form during December has been recognised with a nomination for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month award.

 .Dons You TubeWorner (pictured) conceded just two goals in three matches during December with his excellent display of shot-stopping in the 0-0 draw against Mansfield really catching the eye. If you missed our video featuring Worner’s “hat-trick” of great saves, then click on  

The Wimbledon number one has been selected among four nominations for December’s Player of the Month award.

The nominations are as follows (with supporting comments from the Daily Mail’s Football League columnist Ivan Speck):

Deon Burton (Scunthorpe United)

Four goals in as many games for the 37-year-old predator. Burton’s positioning and opportunism were apparent in a crisp finish for his second goal against Morecambe, while a neat header at Oxford United lifted his team into the top three.

Michael Flynn (Newport County)

The midfield playmaker’s experience was vital in pushing County into the play-off places, urging his team-mates on and leading by example with both goals at Portsmouth. A technically brilliant volley followed for the winner at Wycombe Wanderers.

Tom Nichols (Exeter City)

The 20-year-old striker’s hold-up play and driving runs have been a revelation. He scored two goals on his first start of the season at Accrington Stanley, including a delightful chip, and lit up the Devon derby with a fine strike at Torquay United.

Ross Worner (AFC Wimbledon)

Has overcome a shaky start at the Dons to display his full range of shot-stopping and win over the fans. Conceded just two goals in three matches and produced several brilliant saves to preserve a goalless draw at home to Mansfield Town.

The winners will be announced on Friday, 10 January, 2014.

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 Head of Football Paul Wiggins.

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