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4 February 2014

Midfielder nominated for January.

John-Joe O'Toole has been nominated for the League Two player of the month award for January.

The midfielder helped Rovers to three wins in January, scoring against Crawley, Exeter (2) and Newport.

The full list of nominees and the reasons for their nominations is as follows:

Ryan Clarke (Oxford United) - goalkeeper 
Posted an unblemished record during January with clean sheets in each of his side’s four games. Organised his defence superbly and pulled off a number of saves, none better than an acrobatic stop which earned a point at Exeter.

John-Joe O’Toole (Bristol Rovers) – midfielder
Three goals in four games for the attack-minded midfielder who has been given licence to go forward. His all-action displays during January were highlighted by a 90th-minute volleyed winner against West Country rivals Exeter City.

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) - striker
Having worked hard to shrug off a hamstring injury, the veteran has allied fitness to his natural strength. His clever hold-up play was supplemented with clinically-taken goals in wins over Accrington Stanley, Hartlepool United and Burton Albion.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) – midfielder
Rediscovered his early season form to inspire Chesterfield’s charge to the top of the table. Offered a creative spark and scored in four separate games, including a delightfully-hooked lob in the 3-1 win at Northampton Town.

The winner will be announced on Friday, February 7th.

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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