Ulloa's five-goal February not enough to get him on the shortlist

Leo Ulloa's goal celebration was a familiar sight last month

Leo Ulloa's goal celebration was a familiar sight last month

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Albion striker Leo Ulloa has missed out on a player of the month nomination – despite scoring in five of his team’s six matches.

Ulloa is not among the four-man shortlist for Championship player of the month for February revelaed this morning.

Two strikers are on the list - Leeds goal-getter Ross McCormack and Burnley’s former Albion frontman Sam Vokes.

Both have strong claims. McCormack netted four times last month including a hat-trick against Huddersfield and Vokes added five to his tally.

They are joined by Derby full-back Craig Forsyth and Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

Ulloa netted in matches against Doncaster, Leeds, Wigan and Hull (home and away) last month and impressed with his general play.

He was only denied a clean sweep in the month by a tight offside call which ruled out his header at Watford on February 2.

Wins over the Seagulls have helped Uwe Rosler (Wigan) and Beppe Sannino (Watford) to nominations for the manager of the month prize.

They are joined by Steve McClaren of Derby and his promotion rival Sean Dyche at Burnley.

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9:58am Thu 6 Mar 14

Claude Back says...

Don''t know why they make all this fuss about 'candidates' for the monthly award as it ALWAYS goes to the team with the most points collected in the last four or five games that month. So, Rosler will win it as Wigan scored 12 points.. You can put your house on it. ;-)
Don''t know why they make all this fuss about 'candidates' for the monthly award as it ALWAYS goes to the team with the most points collected in the last four or five games that month. So, Rosler will win it as Wigan scored 12 points.. You can put your house on it. ;-) Claude Back
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10:44am Thu 6 Mar 14

farside says...

You'd have to say deservedly so in Rosler's case. But yes, awards do tend to follow success
You'd have to say deservedly so in Rosler's case. But yes, awards do tend to follow success farside
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10:45am Thu 6 Mar 14

pjwilk says...

Cant see him getting on the short list,he is around 6ft tall.
Cant see him getting on the short list,he is around 6ft tall. pjwilk
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11:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Yep, we're currently not 'sexy' enough to warrant acknowledgment but frankly, I couldn't care less.
All other nominations have national recognition, in some way or other, to commend them and they're all entirely valid.
Not being on a shortlist, doesn't detract from Leo's performances for us. Next month, of course, will be entirely different......
Yep, we're currently not 'sexy' enough to warrant acknowledgment but frankly, I couldn't care less. All other nominations have national recognition, in some way or other, to commend them and they're all entirely valid. Not being on a shortlist, doesn't detract from Leo's performances for us. Next month, of course, will be entirely different...... Albion In Staffs
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11:38am Thu 6 Mar 14

Claude Back says...

pjwilk wrote:
Cant see him getting on the short list,he is around 6ft tall.
Very good. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]pjwilk[/bold] wrote: Cant see him getting on the short list,he is around 6ft tall.[/p][/quote]Very good. ;-) Claude Back
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5:43am Fri 7 Mar 14

WestStander17 says...

Leo has obviously got himself back into goalscoring form pretty quickly (thank goodness!) but I wouldn't say his general play has reached the heights of before he was injured yet. I wouldn't say he was even our best player in February so not surprised he isn't on the list.
Leo has obviously got himself back into goalscoring form pretty quickly (thank goodness!) but I wouldn't say his general play has reached the heights of before he was injured yet. I wouldn't say he was even our best player in February so not surprised he isn't on the list. WestStander17
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