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

They are as follows:-

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town)
The defender scored two winning goals; one at Yeovil Town and a last-minute header against Derby County. But it was Berra's brilliance at the back which really stood out as he contributed to three clean sheets with his aerial dominance and vital interceptions.

Troy Deeney (Watford)
March brought six goals in six games for the prolific forward, whose ability to make space in tight areas drives defenders to distraction. He scored two against Blackpool and another brace at Sheffield Wednesday - one with the cheekiest of finishes.

Simon Francis (Bournemouth)
The long-striding right-back played his full part in the five clean sheets kept by the Bournemouth defence during the month. He also contributed going forward and was outstanding with a hat-trick of fine assists in the 4-1 victory over Leeds United.

Ravel Morrison (Queens Park Rangers)
The young starlet appears inspired by his loan move from the Premier League with five March goals, all of them sweetly struck, including a fabulous free kick in the 2-0 win at Birmingham City.

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