Date: 2nd September 2014 at 9:25pm
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The August nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Player of the Month Award are:

James Hanson (Bradford City) – striker
Four goals in five games for the talismanic striker. Bradford have changed their style to more of a passing game but Hanson still brings booming headers to the cause with his aerial prowess and physicality. Two assists in August, too.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) – midfielder
The Irishman served up a personal goal of the month competition with stunning efforts against Coventry City, Gillingham and Yeovil Town. Just as vital was his headed goal-line clearance which preserved the 1-1 draw at Yeovil.

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) – winger
The pacy winger gave Preston a direct threat, going past defenders and whipping in crosses. Made two goals and scored one in the 4-0 win at Scunthorpe and then struck a 20-yard thunderbolt in the draw at Doncaster Rovers.

Reda Johnson (Coventry City) – central defender
Brought his colossal power to bear at the heart of the Coventry defence. Made captain on his arrival, his aerial presence was felt at both ends of the pitch. Scored twice at Bradford City and claimed an assist against Barnsley.