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Mags Up For Monthly Award

4 September 2013

Nomination for U's defender

Magnus Okuonghae has been nominated for the SkyBet League One Player of the Month award.

The U's defender was an ever present in the U's side during August and has received praise from the judging panel for both his defending and his ability to begin the U's attacks.

They said of Okuonghae: "A key figure in Colchester United's solid start. Strong and physically imposing at the heart of the U’s defence which conceded just four goals in five games, he also impressed with his ability to play the ball out from the back."

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) - midfielder 

It won't be an easy decision for the judging panel, with Magnus up against the following players:-

The rock upon which Orient’s impeccable start has been founded. Restored to a midfield role, the Frenchman’s positional play, tackling, ball-carrying and distribution were all pivotal to his team’s attacking thrust in August. Nakhi Wells (Bradford City) – striker

Made an effortless step up in class following promotion with five goals in as many matches. Returned from the summer fit and hungry, linking up with James Hanson and scoring impudently from a tight-angle against Carlisle.  Callum Wilson (Coventry City) – striker

Given a belated first-team chance at 21, the club’s academy product responded with six goals in five games. His natural pace and muscular style was supplemented with assured finishes against Bristol City, Preston and Shrewsbury.

The winners will be announced on Friday September 6 2013.

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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