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Reading Player of the Month - September 2015

Five matches in September, and though two of them were defeats, this was arguably the best month at Reading Football Club in years. Here are your nominees for Player Of The Month.

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In alphabetical order based on your top four in this month's player ratings...

Nick Blackman

Average rating: 7.6 (5 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (Ipswich Town H), 1st (Burnley A), 3rd (Derby County H)

Or Nick Blackman V2.0 as he's been christened on this site, the striker's form from pre-season and August has carried on into September and he's currently looking unstoppable. Four goals in five games for the red-hot striker, he seems to have silenced many doubters and is certainly one of the first names on the team sheet these days. After winning this vote last month, he's hoping to double up to start the campaign.

Paul McShane

Average rating: 6.8 (4 appearances); MOTM wins: 3rd (Bristol City A), 3rd (Burnley A)

Second in our POTM vote for August, McShane has continued his stellar form and looks every part the experienced, commanding centre-back this side needed. Though the Royals only kept one clean sheet in September, he has shown his commitment to the cause with standout efforts at the back and battle wounds to show for his troubles.

Oliver Norwood

Average rating: 7.0 (4 appearances); MOTM wins: =1st (Derby County H), 3rd (Ipswich Town H)

The third man to return to this column from August, Norwood has shown his importance to Steve Clarke's side after drifting in and out of the side towards the back end of last campaign. Scored a contender for goal of the season to wrap up that 5-1 mauling of Ipswich and has shown his class in possession and controlled aggression in defensive situations.

Stephen Quinn

Average rating: 7.7 (3 appearances); MOTM wins: =1st (Derby County H), 2nd (Bristol City A)

The Royals' highest rated player throughout the month of September, Quinn has demonstrated his quality with tireless running in the engine room and neat touches that show exactly why Clarke pursued the ex-Hull City midfielder. Another player who is likely to become a fan favourite with his hustle and bustle, he's yet another player to come into this side over the summer and look as though he's been here forever.

Those are your four nominees - we'll announce the winner later this week!

Burnley Player Ratings spreadsheet