Joe Pigott's stunning scoring form has been recognised with a nomination for the EFL League One Player of the Month award.
The striker's five goals during April moved Wimbledon out of the drop zone with just one game to go and a judging panel comprising of Sky Sports’ Don Goodman, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon, and Sky Bet EFL Trader Ivor Davies, selected him in a shortlist of four.
The players nominated are as follows:
Jim McNulty (Rochdale) – Defender
The rock at the heart of a defence which tightened up in April and kept four clean sheets in six games. Brave and whole-hearted, he reads the game superbly – witness his goal-line clearance against Wycombe which set up Dale’s 1-0 victory.
Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) - Midfielder
Seemingly involved in everything that Barnsley do, he provided two assists and two goals as his side looked to seal automatic promotion. What goals, too – a searing shot on the run against Shrewsbury and a sumptuous free-kick at Plymouth.
Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) – Striker
How immense was his contribution to Wimbledon climbing out of the relegation zone for the first time since the autumn? Leading the line with passion and scoring five of his side’s six goals in the month will do it every time.
Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic) - Striker
Embraces his status as the Charlton talisman. Quite happy attracting attention on the pitch, too, creating space for teammates and adept at finding his own space, as he proved with five well-taken goals in as many April games.
The winner will be announced on Friday morning.