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Reading FC Player Of The Month - February 2015

Up, down, up, down, up, down... and down to end the month, as Reading's consistency of being inconsistent was so consistent throughout February. Here are your nominees for Player Of The Month.

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In alphabetical order... (NB only League games count - sorry, Yakubu. Minimum three appearances)

Michael Hector

Average rating: 6.00 (5 appearances). Man Of The Match awards: 1st (Ipswich A), 3rd (Wolves A)

Hector has been one of the big improvers under Clarke, showing far more defensive nous and a maturity which he was perhaps lacking earlier in the season. He marshalled the defence to a win at Portman Road, and has been the most consistent defender in a back four which has, admittedly, started to leak goals recently.

Pavel Pogrebnyak

Average rating: 6.40 (5 appearances). Man Of The Match awards: 1st (Wolves A), 2nd (Leeds H) 3rd (Forest H)

The Royal with the highest average rating in February, Pog kicked off the month with a 9/10 performance up at Molyneux. Only one goal this month, netting in the first minute against Wolves (and the team only scored three in six League games), but he's been a hard worker up top and got the joint-most Player Of The Month top-three finishes.

Danny Williams

Average rating: 6.20 (5 appearances). Man Of The Match awards: 1st (Leeds H), 2nd (Wolves A), 3rd (Huddersfield A)

Typical hustle and bustle from Reading's American midfielder, Williams demonstrated his commitment to the cause throughout February, capping off his performances with the winning goal against Wolves. Fans are drawn to hard workers, and there can't be many with more effort than him.

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Just the three nominees this month, although we'll highlight a few names who missed the cut. Stephen Kelly played five games in Chris Gunter's injury absence, but only came out with a 5.4 rating. Hal Robson-Kanu was named Man Of The Match after our abysmal home match against Wigan, but it was a very average month for the winger/striker/false nine/trequartista. And Yakubu scored the goal that put us through to the FA Cup Quarter Final... but not much else.

We'll announce the winner on Friday, so get your votes in...