The nominations for the npower League 2 Player of the Month award for September have been announced.

They are as follows: -

Britt Assombalonga (Southend United)
The 19-year-old loanee from Watford provided a goalscoring spark for Southend with five goals in six September games. Hard-working and deceptively strong for one so slight, his sure touch in front of goal was seen with a superb equaliser at Plymouth Argyle.

Tom Pope (Port Vale)
Seven goals in a September in which the lanky forward's positional instincts were only matched by the calmness of his finishing. His haul included four in a 6-2 victory over his former club Rotherham United and another two in the 5-2 win at Fleetwood Town.

Andrew Tutte (Rochdale)
Rochdale's stand-in captain at the age of just 22, he drove his side on to 13 points from 18 in the month. His attacking flair and endeavour rubbed off on his team-mates and he scored the opening goal himself in the 2-1 win at league leaders Gillingham.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 10am.