October PotM Nomination - Keogh (Derby)
The October nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:
Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) - midfielder
Staged his own goal of the month competition with two glorious strikes among his three goals as he sparked Bolton`s revival. Prepared to run at and take on defenders, his efforts against Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland were simply stunning.
Leo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - striker
Scored in every Championship outing in the month. The Brazilian`s five goals in four games have been due reward for his intelligent link-up play with Diogo Jota and Ivan Cavaleiro. He also knows how to make space for himself in the box.
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland) - striker
Sunderland`s continuing struggles in October certainly couldn`t be blamed on Grabban, whose determination saw him score five of his side`s seven goals - and in just three-and-a-half games - with braces in the 3-3 draws against Brentford and Bolton.
Richard Keogh (Derby County) - central defender
Outstanding in the East Midlands derby win over Nottingham Forest and cool-headed leader of a defence which conceded just two goals in four games. The Derby captain is also bringing the ball into midfield more this season.
Winners will be announced on Friday 10th October 2017.