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

They are as follows:-

Nicky Bailey (Millwall)
Bailey returned following a back injury and made an immense contribution to help Millwall move out of the relegation zone. He reads the game to perfection, shields the back four, and his range of passing thrusts the team forward.

Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers)
Bogdan conceded three goals in six games, earning his side points with a string of impressive displays. A strong presence behind his defenders, he was particularly outstanding in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers)
Back to match sharpness, Gestede scored a hat-trick of headers in the 4-2 victory at Birmingham City. A 25-yard low drive against Queens Park Rangers and a clever flick against Ipswich Town to set up strike partner Jordan Rhodes made him hot to handle. Overall, April featured six goals in six starts for the striker.

Jason Shackell (Burnley)
Shackell has been ever-present for Burnley all season and stood tall again as the Clarets kept four clean sheets in six games to clinch promotion. A commanding presence as captain when opponents bombarded the box, he was immense in the 1-0 win at Blackpool.

The winners will be announced on Friday.