Sharp lands Champ award

In-form Rovers marksman wins December award

Sharp: December prize

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Doncaster's on-loan striker Billy Sharp has beaten off competition from the likes of Ipswich front man Jon Stead, Peterborough's George Boyd and Newcastle skipper Alan Smith to win the PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for December in the Championship.

In total, the 23-year-old has scored ten times in 17 games since arriving at Donny from his parent club Sheffield United towards the start of the campaign - but a remarkable recent run seen has eight of those goals come in Sharp's last nine games.

The 23-year-old's form has been so impressive that Doncaster are understood to have made an enquiry to try and sign Sharp on a permanent basis.

However, it remains to be seen if Rovers can match United's asking price given that the Blades paid Scunthorpe £2 million for the player's services in 2007.

Brilliant

After Sharp scored the only goal of the game against Bristol City last month, Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll said: "Brilliant. We have a striker in form. Goals change people's perceptions but he has played exceptionally well for us since day one.

"He is just bright and breezy and works hard. He likes a physical confrontation, gets battered a bruised in training and gets on with it. When you have a happy player you get performances. He doesn't let anything upset him - he is a good asset.

"I think the crowd like him and the players appreciate him as well. If he gets chances, he takes them."

O'Driscoll added: "He is on a recall to sell, so they can't recall him unless they have a good offer and want to sell. Give me £2 million and I'll sign him."

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