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Who Is Your Player Of The Month For February?

Just one win in Feb, but the Royals are still firmly in the promotion race (if you discount the top two, of course). So who impressed you most in those five February games?

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In alphabetical order...

Ali Al Habsi

Average rating: 6.2 (5 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (Huddersfield A), 2nd (Brentford H)

Mr Consistency of late, last year's Player of the Season is once again showing how important he is to this side. A penalty save capped off his man-of-the-match performance away at Huddersfield, whilst he was also a key part of Reading coming away with victory in a five-goal thriller against Brentford. Whilst there are still some worries about his distribution from the back (partly enforced by Jaap Stam's tactics), he's a more than adept shotstopper and will continue to inspire confidence in his back line,

Tyler Blackett

Average rating: 6.2 (5 appearances); MOTM wins: 1st (Brighton A), 1st (Barnsley H), 2nd (Huddersfield A)

Blackett's February started in the same way of the rest of his career - with uncertainty, as he failed to impress at Ipswich. But the next four games gave us an idea of the potential of the 22-year-old former Manchester United defender. Two man-of-the-match performances, including one of the best centre-back displays I've personally seen in recent years in our 0-0 draw with Barnsley, as well as keeping Anthony Knockaert quiet for the most part against Brighton. It looks like Blackett has finally settled into life under Stam, and is beginning to show exactly why he was so highly thought of as a youngster.

Jordan Obita

Average rating: 6.0 (4 appearances); MOTM wins: 3rd (Ipswich A)

Another defender who's come back into form of late, Obita's spectacular long-range strike at Ipswich managed to salvage us a point in the final ten minutes. But his defensive work has also come on leaps and bounds in recent weeks, making a number of key interventions to help Al Habsi and the rest of the back line. The one game the 23-year-old missed in February? That 3-0 defeat at Brighton... perhaps Obita is an underrated part of the defensive unit, especially considering the pace and crossing he gives when used as a wing-back.

Those are your three nominees - we'll announce the winner later in the week. Get voting!