The nominations for the npower Championship Player of the Month award for March have been announced.

They are as follows:-

George Boyd (Hull City)
Boyd made an instant impact at Hull, adding dynamism to their attacking play. His four goals in five March games included two on his home debut against Birmingham City and a screamer in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town at the end of one of his trademark bursts from midfield.

Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Seven goals from six matches was an outstanding return for the Argentine whose peerless technique was evident in many of the strikes. A hat-trick against Huddersfield Town was followed by two more goals in the win over rivals Crystal Palace, the second an exquisite volley.

Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United)
A pivotal member of Posh's three centre halves, Zakuani's commanding aerial presence helped his side record two clean sheets in March as they went through the month unbeaten. Strong in the tackle and a leader as Peterborough pressed to avoid relegation.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 9am.