Jonathan Hogg is the winner of the Examiner Huddersfield Town Player of the Month for December.

We asked you to cast your votes for three nominees on our Twitter and Facebook pages based on your ratings across the month and you have selected Town's defensive shield ahead of his midfield partner Jacob Butterfield, who won the November award, and winger Sean Scannell.

The midfield destroyer came out on top in the fans' player ratings against both Birmingham City and Bolton and he played a key role during the 2-1 win over Brentford at the start of the month.

Against the Bees, he was responsible for shackling the dangerous Alex Pritchard and carried out his duties with a minimum of fuss, before registering two assists in the 2-1 success over Neil Lennon's side at the tail end of December.

He missed just one of his side's five matches during the month - the 2-2 draw at Rotherham United - and his absence was noticeable as Town collapsed late on and conceded twice at the New York Stadium.

It marks an incredible turnaround for the midfielder after his struggles last season and his improvement convinced 38% of fans to vote for him ahead of Butterfield and Scannell.

November winner Butterfield narrowly missed out on a second successive title with 36%, while Scannell, whose star performance came against Brentford, earned 26% in a tightly-fought contest.

In pictures: Jonathan Hogg in 2014/2015

 

Town writer Doug Thomson said: "Jonathan Hogg's game is always going to more about grit than glamour.

"So it's good to see the former Watford midfielder recognised by readers.

"And it's a shame he's suspended against his previous club on Saturday.

"He was a real influence on those December wins over Brentford and Bolton Wanderers.

"As ever, the super-fit Teessider provided industry as well as tough tackling.

"Hogg denies midfield rivals time and space, and helps create room and openings for teammates.

"Jacob Butterfield and Conor Coady have been particular beneficiaries this season.

"And against Bolton, Hogg teed up both goals, for Butterfield and Nahki Wells.

"Hogg goes about his business quietly and efficiently.

"That makes him the type often most noted when he's not around to do the nitty gritty."

Thank you to everyone who voted!