Dwight Gayle is up for the Sky Bet Player of the Month award for October with four goals from four games – so with Rafa Benitez also nominated for Sky Bet Manager of the Month – we could see Newcastle win the double.
Last week Dwight Gayle won the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month award for October, when fans vote for the winner and he won it easily.
Dwight Gayle after scoring second goal against Barnsley
Here are the players who have been nominated for the Sky Bet Player of the Month as published by Sky Sports:
Ali Al-Habsi (Reading)
A Stellar month for the 34-year-old Oman international, flying across his goal to make stunning save after stunning save. A series of reaction stops preserved clean sheets in the wins over Rotherham and Nottingham Forest.
Sone Aluko (Fulham)
Back to his dynamic best, mesmerizing defenders with his dribbling ability and taking them on both inside and out. Scored with a lovely solo effort against Barnsley, then had a hat-trick of assists in a memorable display against Huddersfield.
Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)
A model of consistency at the back, his influence was evident as Brighton conceded just three goals in five games. Scored with a towering header against Norwich and set up the winner at Sheffield Wednesday with an exquisite flicked pass.
Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)
Wearing the famous number nine jersey at St James’ Park clearly suits him. Four goals from four October games showcased his speed, direct running and finishing prowess as he bagged two apiece against Brentford and Barnsley.