A KEIGHLEY-born footballer has been nominated for a prestigious player of the month prize.

Matty Pearson, 25, who plays for Luton Town, is on the shortlist for the EFL League One player of the month award for December.

Defender Pearson faces tough opposition for the honour from Doncaster Rovers' John Marquis, Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis, Luton Town’s Matty Pearson, and Peterborough United’s Ivan Tone

The judging panel comprises of Sky Sports’ EFL commentator Don Goodman, League Managers’ Association director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford and the winner will be announced at 6am, January 11.