Port Vale captain Leon Legge has been shortlisted for the League Two player-of-the month award.
The 34 year old is rewarded for a series of impressive performances throughout February to help put the Vale in contention for the play-offs.
He’s on a four-man shortlist, along with Cheltenham Town’s left-wing back Chris Hussey, Northampton Town striker Callum Morton and Grimsby striker Charles Vernam.
Legge has been an ever present for the Vale in the league this season. The commanding centre back signed on a free transfer from Cambridge in the summer of 2018. He’s out of contract in the summer but Vale are hopeful of keeping him following initial talks.
In announcing the shortlist, the EFL say: “Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) – full-back
A key member of a defence which conceded just four goals in seven games, Hussey strode forward with purpose from left-back. In addition to two assists from his corners, he scored a stunning curled free-kick in the win at Colchester.
Leon Legge (Port Vale) – central defender
The veteran defender’s experience was pivotal to victory against fellow promotion contenders Colchester with a goal-saving double-block on the line, while his prowess in the air saw him power home a header at Walsall.
Callum Morton (Northampton Town) – striker
Socks down by his ankles and his all-action style give Morton an old-fashioned air, but his energy to press defenders and his calmness in front of goal are thoroughly modern. His five goals in six games all came away from home.
Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) – striker
Vernam has flourished under Ian Holloway in the left-sided striker role of a front three. His four goals and two assists in February included a stunning hat-trick at Colchester featuring a magnificent 70-yard solo dribble and shot.”