Leeds United star Sam Byram nominated for award amid confusion surrounding Elland Road future

Elland Road pitchside

Sam Byram has a chance of winning the PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for the Championship.

As confirmed by Sky Sports, Leeds United star Sam Byram is one of the players nominated for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for the Championship.

Byram, 22, has enjoyed a great month so far, with the highlight certainly being his two-goal display in the 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.

The right sided midfielder has been rekindling his best form under new manager Steve Evans, and he now has the chance to cap off an impressive December with the PFA Fans Player of the Month award for the Championship.

Byram will be going up against Brentford's Alan Judge and Lasse Vibe, Ipswich Town's Brett Pitman, Middlesbrough's Christian Stuani and George Friend, Brighton striker James Wilson, Wolves winger Jordan Graham, Nottingham Forest forward Nelson Oliveira, Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy, Derby star Thomas Ince and Cardiff City loanee Tony Watt.

The nomination comes at an interesting time for Byram, considering the confusion over his long-term future at Leeds United.

The Elland Road youth product has been a regular for the club over the last three-and-a-half years, but could be coming towards the end of his time with the club, given that his contract expires at the end of the season, and no extension appears imminent.

Manager Evans today told he Yorkshire Evening Post that, unless Byram signs a new deal, he will be 'out of the equation' - and in a bizarre situation, he could end up leaving Elland Road in January as the Championship player of the month.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch