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Reading FC Player Of The Month - December 2014

The Royals finished 2014 on a high as victory over Norwich City gave Steve Clarke his first win as Reading boss. Now it's time to vote for the final Player Of The Month for 2014 - your nominees are below...

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In alphabetical order...

Adam Federici

Average rating: 6.20 (5 appearances); Man Of The Match awards: 2nd (Brighton A), 2nd (Birmingham A), 3rd (Bolton H)

Another consistent month for Federici who took our October award before being pipped to November's win by Norwood. Three top-three performances put him equal with the midfielder for the most in December, and one of those came in the 6-1 defeat at St Andrews. Poor results this season could have been even worse without him.

Glenn Murray

Average rating: 6.20 (5 appearances); Man Of The Match awards: 1st (Birmingham A), 1st (Brighton A)

Nominated last month as well, Murray returns to this column for a fourth month in a row despite probably leaving Berkshire for pastures new after his loan deal expired. Two MOTM awards as voted by you, more than any other player, there's no doubting that Reading will miss his goals and his presence if he doesn't return to the Madejski.

Oliver Norwood

Average rating: 6.00 (5 appearances); Man Of The Match awards: 2nd (Bolton A), 3rd (Brighton A), 3rd (Birmingham A)

Norwood has already won September and November's POTM votes, and now he's going for the hat trick after another consistent month in December. Three more top-threes in our Man Of The Match polls, he's a fan favourite who keeps things ticking over in the engine room - and his understanding with Williams continues to build.

Danny Williams

Average rating: 5.20 (5 appearances); Man Of The Match awards: 1st (Norwich H)

The American has been working his way back to full fitness, as well as building a new partnership with Norwood in the middle, but he has improved as the month has gone on and finished 2014 with a MOTM performance at home to Norwich. If he can keep that form up, the Royals can continue to rise up the table.

Those are your four nominees for December - will Norwood bag the hat trick? Could Federici pick up his second gong of the season? Or will Murray or Williams put a new name on the trophy? Vote below...