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PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans' Player of the Month - January nominees

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There are six nominees for January's WSL award
There are six nominees for January's WSL award / Simon Cooper/PA Archive/PA Images | PFA Vertu Motors
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90min is the home of the PFA Vertu Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award for the 2021/22 & 2022/23 seasons.

Each month, you can vote for your favourite players across five divisions of English football, for the chance to win incredible prizes, including the opportunity to present the award to the winning player.

Your WSL nominees for January are...


1. Dagny Brynjarsdottir (West Ham)

Dagny Brynjarsdottir was crucial to West Ham picking up points
Dagny Brynjarsdottir was crucial to West Ham picking up points / Jacques Feeney/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Dagny Brynjarsdottir is now consistently operating further forward than she was doing earlier in the season and her direct goal contributions were of huge significance for West Ham during a positive January.

The Iceland international got the stoppage-time assist against a strong Tottenham side when the Hammers were down to ten players and later netted in a convincing win over Everton.

2. Natasha Dowie (Reading)

Natasha Dowie is one of the WSL signings of the season
Natasha Dowie is one of the WSL signings of the season / James Chance/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 2
Assists: 0

Natasha Dowie scored twice more in the WSL in January, netting in each of Reading's victories over Leicester and Birmingham to extend their winning run to four games and their unbeaten run to seven.

The veteran striker scored an outstanding lob from distance that was the only goal of the Leicester game, while she also netted the equalising goal in the 3-2 comeback win against Birmingham,

3. Leah Galton (Man Utd)

Leah Galton was unstoppable in January
Leah Galton was unstoppable in January / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 3
Assists: 1

Manchester United winger Leah Galton almost singlehandedly tore Birmingham apart in the opening 18 minutes of a thumping 5-0 win for her team to start January, laying on the first goal and then scoring twice herself.

Galton further showed she is back to her electrifying best with the third goal in a convincing rout of Champions League-chasing rivals Tottenham.

4. Emma Harries (Reading)

Emma Harries is thriving at Reading
Emma Harries is thriving at Reading / Warren Little/GettyImages

Appearances: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 0

Teenage Reading winger Emma Harries is continuing to take the WSL by storm this season, with two more fine performances in January.

Harries scored the dramatic winner as the Royals came from 2-0 down to beat Birmingham. Earlier in the month, she had also been a thorn in the side of Leicester and hit the woodwork in that victory.

5. Lauren Hemp (Man City)

Lauren Hemp is scarily consistent
Lauren Hemp is scarily consistent / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 1
Assists: 1

Lauren Hemp starred as Manchester City took seven WSL points from a possible nine in January to keep building momentum.

Hemp continues to perform with incredible consistency and scored a killer second goal for City in what proved to a heavy thrashing of Brighton. She later assisted in a tense 1-1 draw against leaguer leaders Arsenal.

6. Georgia Stanway (Man City)

Georgia Stanway has a fine month in January
Georgia Stanway has a fine month in January / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Appearances: 3
Goals: 3
Assists: 0

Having been forced to fill in an an emergency full-back at times earlier this season, Georgia Stanway is thriving back in her usual midfield role, showcasing both sides of her game in January.

A goal against Brighton and then two more against Aston Villa helped power City to comfortable wins. Against Arsenal, it was a slightly different story, with a more tenacious performance off the ball stifling the Gunners.


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