He played superbly in the 1-0 win away at Derby County, who at the time were on a run of six-consecutive wins and were top of the PL2 table.
The talented left winger is blessed with electrifying turn of pace and an abundance of natural and has emerged as one of the EDS squad’s stand-out performers this term.
Among his many individual highlights, Rabbi netted a superb hat-trick in our impressive 4-1 Premier League 2 win away at Swansea.
The 18-year-old also found the mark to earn Paul Harsley’s side a crucial 1-0 win away at Tranmere in the Checkatrade Trophy which sealed City’s place in the knockout stages.
Just for good measure, Matondo then followed that up by scoring both in normal time and in a subsequent penalty shoot-out as City secured a dramatic 5-3 win on penalties at Barnsley in our round of 32 clash after the scores were tied at 3-3 after 90 minutes.
And his superb form and impressive progress were cemented last November when he won his first senior cap for Wales, coming on as a second half substitute in the Dragons’ friendly clash away in Albania.
Matondo has been nominated alongside Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal), Aaron Connolly (Brighton), Joshua Knight (Leicester) and Moses Makasi (West Ham).
The winner will be announced at 10am on Friday 11 January 2019.