James in running for PL2 award

Reece James is one of the nominees for February’s Premier League 2 Player of the Month.

The 18-year-old defender was part of the development squad side that beat Leicester at home at the start of last month and then followed it up with a big 4-0 win away at Manchester United. He scored a fantastic goal in that game and also captained the FA Youth Cup side to a 6-0 quarter-final win over Fulham on Tuesday night.

The six-strong shortlist for the award is chosen by the Premier League Football Development Panel, after PL2 club coaches nominated the best performance by an opposing player in each of their league fixtures during the month.

The winner will be announced next Friday.