Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has been shortlisted for the Championship PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for April.
Ighalo will be contesting for the award with fellow Watford strike partner, Troy Deeney,Bournemouth duo of Matt Ritchie and Yann Kermorgant as well as Middlesbrough’s Patrick Bamford.
Ighalo is staking his claim to the award after scoring three goals in six matches over the course of the month, including a crucial equaliser against Derby to secure a 2-2 draw having been down to 10-men after 44 minutes.
Team mate and captain Deeney got in on the goalscoring action in April too, with goals against top of the table rivals Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Bournemouth’s Matt Richie put his hat in the ring with goals against Sheffield Wednesday and a strike to make it 2-0 against Bolton as the club all but clinched promotion to the English top flight. Cherries striker Yann Kermorgant is also in with a shout after netting three times in April, taking his total for the season to 15 in all competitions.
On loan Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford will be hoping his side Middlesbrough have what it takes to reach the Premier League via the play-off places after narrowly missing out on automatic promotion and if Bamford can continue his goal scoring exploits they’ll certainly have a chance.