Shenton shortlisted for player award

Michael Shenton.
Michael Shenton.

The five nominations for the Official First Utility Super League Player of the Month for August have been revealed following the first month of Super 8s fixtures – and they include Castleford Tigers skipper Michael Shenton and former Featherstone Rovers full-back Zak Hardaker.

August’s First Utility Super League Player of the Month shortlist is: Matty Bowen – Wigan Warriors; Zak Hardaker – Leeds Rhinos; Danny McGuire – Leeds Rhinos; Jermaine McGillvary – Huddersfield Giants; Michael Shenton – Castleford Tigers.

The competition recognises one player each month for this prestigious accolade using a process that was new for the 2015 First Utility Super League season.

Fans have the opportunity to vote for the player they believe deserves the award via www.facebook.com/firstutilitysuperleague

Each fan who votes will go into a prize draw with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the First Utility Super League Player of the Month trophy to the winning player.

The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from First Utility and League Weekly, before the overall winner and August’s Player of the Month will be revealed.

A previous winner was Castleford scrum-half Luke Gale, who took the accolade for June.

Fans have until 2pm on Thursday to register their votes for the August First Utility Super League Player of the Month award.