Tom Aldred wins PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for December
Last Updated: 05/01/16 10:38am
Blackpool defender Tom Aldred has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for December in Sky Bet League One.
Blackpool picked up back-to-back wins in December against play-off hopefuls Wigan and Peterborough and Aldred played a key part for Neil McDonald's side.
The 25-year-old, who earned 42.55% of the public vote, scored the only goal of the game as Blackpool beat Wigan 1-0 at the DW Stadium and he was in fine form again as he helped his side to a 2-0 victory at home to Peterborough.
Peterborough's Conor Washington (29.79%) and Bradford City goalkeeper Ben Williams (27.66%) were also on the three-man final shortlist, which was reduced from an initial list including Ben Gladwin (Swindon), Billy Sharp (Sheff Utd), Damien McCrory (Burton), David Ball (Fleetwood), David Mooney (Southend), Ivan Toney (Barnsley), Jordan Cook (Walsall), Mark Duffy (Burton) and Nick Ajose (Swindon).
Every month throughout the English football season fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for the player they think has performed best in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the awards.
Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will then be able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.
The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.
That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month.