Date: 5th November 2017 at 2:24am
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The Premier League have now announced the seven youngsters who are in the running for the October 2017 Premier League 2 Player of the Month Award.

The seven players shortlisted for this month’s award have been drawn up following PL2 Managers nominating the best individual performance from each of their opposing teams across the course of the month.

And given October’s action, the following find themselves on the shortlist.

The Premier League have some blurb on each of the nominations for this month.

Alex Babos (Derby County)
Babos contributed to an impressive month for Derby, scoring in the 2-0 win over D1 leaders Liverpool. The 19-year-old also assisted Luke Thomas’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Burgoyne (Wolves)
Wolves did not pick up points in October, but goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne excelled with impressive displays against leaders Middlesbrough, Fulham and Aston Villa.

Joshua Dasilva (Arsenal)
The midfielder helped Arsenal, fifth in Division 1, to beat Sunderland 2-0 before setting up a goal in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea. He also came on as a substitute to help inspire the 2-1 comeback victory over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup.

Elliott Embleton (Sunderland)
Embledon set up the only goal in Sunderland’s 1-0 victory at Everton on 20 October.

Lukas Nmecha (Man City)
Nmecha, a hero in England’s UEFA Under-19 Championship final triumph this summer, scored a hat-trick in Man City’s 4-1 victory over Derby.

Declan Rice (West Ham)
The centre-back helped West Ham to a 4-2 PL2 victory over Manchester United and a goalless draw at Chelsea as they rose to fourth in Division 1. He also played the 90 minutes of the 3-2 Carabao Cup victory at Tottenham Hotspur and came off the bench in a 2-2 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough)
Wing was a standout performer as Middlesbrough stayed top of Division 2, getting a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. He scored in a 2-2 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion and got another goal and assist in the 4-3 loss to Reading. The 22-year-old also helped Boro win 3-0 at Nottingham Forest in the Premier League Cup.

The eventual winner will be decided on November 10i by a panel of the Premier League Football Development Department.

2017/18 PL2 Players of the Month Winners:

August – Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
September – Harry Wilson (Liverpool)

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