EIGHT goals, including a hat-trick against Stevenage, has seen Newport County AFC striker Dom Telford nominated for October’s Sky Bet League Two player of the month award.

The diminutive forward has really hit the ground running at Rodney Parade and is deservedly recognised for his brilliant form in front of goal.

He will find out on Friday morning, the day County face Hartlepool United, whether he has won the accolade.

The 24-year-old faces stiff competition from three other League Two players who caught the eye in October.

Crawley Town striker Kwesi Appiah was brought into the club as cover and didn’t start a game until last month, but he scored every one of Crawley’s five goals in October.

Tranmere Rovers defender Peter Clarke turns 40 in January, but what he lacks in youth is made up for in experience. That includes his heading ability, both at the back and at corners, from which he scored three goals in October.

Finally, Northampton Town midfielder Mitch Pinnock recovered from illness to claim five assists and play a pivotal role in two other goals.