Leeds United: Silvestri up for February player award

SHORTLISTED: Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri. Picture by Steve Riding.

SHORTLISTED: Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri. Picture by Steve Riding.

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LEEDS United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has been nominated for February’s Championship player-of-the-month award.

The Italian is part of a four-man shortlist alongside Watford striker Odion Ighalo, Derby County’s Tom Ince and Nottingham Forest’s Henri Lansbury.

Silvestri’s form dipped around Christmas after a strong start to the season but he returned to form last month, producing a man-of-the-match display in Leeds’ 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on February 21.

He is the third United player to be shortlisted for a player-of-the-month award this term following Alex Mowatt’s nomination in November and Luke Murphy’s in January. Neither Mowatt nor Murphy landed the trophy.

Liam Bridcutt shadowed by Joey Van Den Berg during the previous meeting between the two sides at Elland Road in December. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

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