Andy Carroll

By Dan King

Newcastle fans have until midnight on December 31 to vote for Andy Carroll as the Premier League Fans' Player of the Month.

The Magpies number nine is on a five-man shortlist after netting three times in four games in December to take him up to 11 league goals for the season, and needs votes from supporters to land the award.

He's up against Sunderland's Danny Welbeck. Samir Nasri of Arsenal, Park-ji Sung of Arsenal and Spurs winger Gareth Bale.

One fan will get the chance to present the winning player with his award before a game and an overall winner will be chosen at random to win the prize of attending the prestigious PFA Player of the Year awards dinner.

To vote for Carroll, visit http://fansaward.givemefootball.com before midnight on December 31.