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HRK, Hector and Al Habsi Are Your February POTM Nominees

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Can Hal make it two out of two in 2016 or will Ali Al Habsi or Michael Hector grab their first award of the season? Vote now for your February player of the month!

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In alphabetical order...

Ali Al Habsi

Average rating: 6.67 (6 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (Burnley H), 3rd (Charlton A), 3rd (Wolves H), 3rd (Ipswich A)

February saw Reading keep consecutive clean sheets for the first time since the start of October - yes, you read that right. That was thanks in so small part to our Omanian goalkeeper, who was regularly nominated for our Man Of The Match awards. Remember when we used to have debates about which goalkeeper should start? Well, Al Habsi seems to have done more than enough to win the shirt with a number of outstanding performances (with the odd mistake, naturally!)

Michael Hector

Average rating: 6.5 (4 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (West Brom H), 2nd (Rotherham H), 2nd (Burnley H)

This is the Hector that ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was persuaded to take a punt on. After a shaky start to the season, he's found himself again in a defensive midfield role just in front of the back four... and he's looked classy just about every time. With the obvious exception of the 4-3 thriller at Charlton, Hector has masterfully guarded the back line and looked every part the player who, we thought, was a Premier League player in the making - if not already.

Hal Robson Kanu

Average rating: 7.0 (6 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (Rotherham H), 1st (Wolves H), 1st (Ipswich A), 2nd (West Brom H)

The winner of last month's award, HRK has continued his exceptional form in 2016 with another month of stunning performances. Three MOTM wins (as voted for by you) in six matches, the Welsh winger showed once more just what he's capable of... frustrating, of course, that he's done it so inconsistently throughout his Royals career. But whilst he's playing like this, he gives the team an ever-threatening attacking outlet that frees up the rest of the team. Dim Hal, Dim Hwyl.

Those are your three nominees - we'll reveal the results on Friday.