The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award for December have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Craig Bryson (Derby County)
Five goals in a month from central midfield was an outstanding return for the Scot who timed his runs into the box to perfection. His dynamism and determination also helped to set-up goals for team-mates in a bumper December.

Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
Drinkwater's energy and willingness to go forward was the driving force behind the Foxes' surge to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table. Superb in the 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers, he capped December with a long-range finish against Bolton Wanderers.

Kieran Trippier (Burnley)
Strong in the tackle and possessing pace to nullify opposing wingers, Trippier helped his side keep three clean sheets in December. With two assists, the right-back's attacking prowess and crossing ability was crucial in Burnley's equaliser at Leicester City.

Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday)
During four December matches, Wickham's robust stature and infectious enthusiasm brought four goals in those games for the Owls. Two fine strikes against leaders Leicester City and a perfectly struck free-kick winner at Watford inspired two impressive wins.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.