The nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month award for March have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley)
A commanding and fearless presence at the heart of the Accrington Stanley defence, Aldred put his head in where it hurts to help his side record three clean sheets. Exceptional at Exeter City, he scored his first two career goals during the month.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale)
The mobile Allen gave Rochdale the thrust they needed to move top of Sky Bet League 2. Passing, moving and running with the ball, his two goals included a sumptuously struck dropping volley from the edge of the box in the 2-0 win at Wycombe Wanderers.

Darren Carter (Northampton Town)
Carter's quality has been evident as Northampton Town attempt to clamber out of trouble. He scored three goals, supplementing his link-up play with two coolly-taken penalties and a memorable angled strike against AFC Wimbledon.

Michael Coulson (York City)
Finally free of injuries and thrust into a central role to use his trickery to run at defenders, Coulson's ball-striking has also had a greater impact. Crisp finishes against Exeter City and Portsmouth stood out in his three goals in March.

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