Mansfield Town midfielder Khan nominated for PFA Player of the Month award

Mansfield Town midfielder Otis Khan has been nominated for the PFA Bristol Street Motors League Two Player of the Month award for August.

Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3:21 pm
Picture by Howard Roe/;Football;Skybet;Carabao Cup; Round 2 West Bromwich Albion v Mansfield Town 28/8/2018 KO 8.00 pm; The Hawthorns; copyright picture;Howard Roe;07973 739229 Stag's Otis Khan watchs his free kick

One of six candidates, summer signing Khan, who joined the Stags from Yeovil Town, made a made a perfect start to the season with a brace against Newport County on the opening day.

The attacking-midfielder, who turned 23 yesterday, added a further goal in the resounding 6-1 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup, and has also notched three assists in his eight appearances for the club this campaign.

Stags’ fans can cast their votes for Otis by using the link below - voting for the award is now open, and supporters have until 8am tomorrow (Friday) to cast their votes.

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Also up for the award is ex-Stags striker Ollie Palmer

Signed in the summer from Lincoln City by the now departed Kewell, Ollie Palmer has enjoyed a good start to life at Crawley Town and hit five goals for the Red Devils in August.

Lincoln City’s Michael Bostwick is another candidate. An excellent, versatile presence, his work at the back has been top class.

The Imps are the side to beat at the moment and while their attacking players are feared, it’s Bostwick who really has started this season brilliantly.

There’s been next to no adaptation period needed for fellow candidate James Norwood at Tranmere Rovers.

One of the most feared strikers in the National League last season, Norwood has kept his form up and scored five goals in the opening month.

Ryan Jackson and Michael Doughty complete the six players nominated.

Jackson and Colchester United have started this season very well indeed.

The U’s have got some very good attacking players in the form of Luke Norris and Sammie Szmodics but Jackson has been the leading light from further back on the field.

If you wanted entertainment in August, watching a Swindon game would have been your best bet.

The dramatic moments came in abundance during their matches and among it all midfielder Doughty hit five goals – with two coming deep in injury time from the penalty spot to beat Macclesfield on day one.