Mkandawire up for award

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MILLWALL defender Tamika Mkandawire has been nominated for the PFA Player in the Community at this year's Football League awards.

He will be up against Portsmouth defender Joel Ward and Reading striker Noel Hunt.

Mkandawire, who was voted as the Lions' Player of the Year last season, has seen his campaign plagued by injury this time round.

Having undergone an operation on his injured knee in November, Mkandawire was told he would face up to four months out on the sidelines.

However off the field, the former Leyton Orient centre-back is an ambassador for the Giving Youth Violence and Red Card Scheme, which informs young people of the dangers of knife crime.

Mike Evans, General Manager of the Football League Trust, said: "Once again we have a very strong shortlist for this category and I wish each of those players nominated the best of luck at the Awards in March."

The winners of all categories will be announced at the gala ceremony in London on March 11.

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