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League Two Player shortlist

Rochdale striker Scott Hogan, Chesterfield winger Gary Roberts and Scunthorpe United forward Sam Winnall are on the three-man shortlist for the League Two Player of the Year award.

The winner will be announced this Sunday at the Football League Awards 2014, which take place at The Brewery in London.

Presented to the best player in the fourth tier of English football, the nominees have been voted for by managers of League Two clubs.

Each manager was asked to list his top five players from this season in order, with the scores added up to get a shortlist and an overall winner.

Previous winners include Tom Pope of Port Vale and Matt Ritchie, then of Swindon Town and now at Bournemouth.

Here Sky Sports takes a look at the three nominees in more details.

Scott Hogan (Rochdale)

Striker Hogan's chance at Rochdale might have gone after he was released by the club in May 2011 but almost three years on he is a shining example of why you should never give up. Spells with several non-league clubs followed before his second Spotland opportunity arrived in May last year with a move that has worked out brilliantly for player and club. He scored on his Dale debut and hasn't looked back, bagging goals consistently to be closing in on the fabled 20-mark by the start of March with Keith Hill's men eyeing promotion.

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield)

Roberts joined Chesterfield in the summer of 2013 from Swindon Town and he has been an inspirational figure in the Spireites' bid to win promotion from Sky Bet League 2. Turning 30 two days after the awards, Roberts has packed plenty of experience into his career, all of which is proving vital for Paul Cook's men. As well as scoring some crucial goals, the winger also leads the Sky Bet League 2 assists table and his know-how has guided Chesterfield to not just the top of the table, but also a place at Wembley in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United)

Four previous loans and a release from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2013 left Winnall wondering what his next move would be, but he can certainly now call Scunthorpe United 'home'. The 23-year-old has been prolific in front of goal this season for Russ Wilcox's men, leading the way in the Sky Bet League 2 charts while helping the Iron make themselves serious contenders for automatic promotion. If a chance falls to Winnall then the Glanford Park faithful expect him to take it, such has been his development this season, and a run of scoring in four consecutive games in February really saw him come to the fore - though he had been doing pretty well before that too.