By Adeboye Amosu:
Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, has been shortlisted for the Premier League Player of the Month award, completesportsnigeria.com can report.
The Nigerian international scored three goals for Watford in three games in the month.
The former Granada striker, who scored on international duty against Cameroun, scored the only goal in the Hornets' 1-0 win over Swansea City at Vicarage Road at the beginning of the month to hand the side their first win of the campaign.
He then followed up with a match-winning brace at Newcaslte United to give his side their first back-to-back wins in the top flight since August 1999.
Ighalo is joined on the list by Manchester United duo of Anthony Martial and Daley Blind, Leicester City forward, James Vardy, West Ham United's Dimitri Payet and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris.
The winner will be announced on Friday.