JAMES Henry has been nominated for Sky Bet League One player of the month.

The Oxford United midfielder is in contention for the prize after scoring four times, including a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Lincoln City on August 28.

It saw the 32-year-old reach two milestones: 50 goals for the U's and 100 in his career.

The judges' comments said: "Henry has become accustomed to adapting his game to different Oxford systems, cutting in from the right to support the attack.

"His four goals in four August games included a first hat-trick for 11 seasons against Lincoln."

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Henry has been deployed on the right of a midfield three, alongside Alex Gorrin and Cameron Brannagan.

He also scored the only goal against Crewe Alexandra on August 17 to help United finish the month third in League One, with ten points from five matches.

Henry is up against Portsmouth midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, Morecambe striker Cole Stockton and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Matty Taylor was the last U's player to win League One player of the month for his displays in February 2020.