City Elite Development Squad midfielder James McAtee has been shortlisted for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month Award for January.

The 19-year-old, who signed a new long-term contract with City last week, was in inspired form once again last month, helping Brian Barry-Murphy’s side regain top spot in PL2.

McAtee, who was also voted PL2 Player of the Month in August, was on target in three successive matches to help our EDS side overcome Blackburn 5-3, Manchester United 3-1 and Chelsea 1-0.

That took his overall tally for the season to date to 14 goals from 15 games with McAtee currently the leading scorer in PL2.


The shortlist was chosen by the Premier League Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches nominated the best performance by an opposing player in each of their league matches during the month.

Shortlist in full:

Conor Bradley (Liverpool)
Lewis Dobbin (Everton)
Leo Dos Reis (Birmingham City)
Calum Kavanagh (Middlesbrough)
Wanya Marcal-Madivadua (Leicester City)
James McAtee (Manchester City)
Jack Vale (Blackburn Rovers)
Oliver Wright (Southampton)