Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan has been nominated for League Two Player of the Season just a month shy of his 39th birthday.

The Dubliner has been in sparkling form for Cambridge United in 2020-21 and has helped carry the side to the brink of a first promotion from the fourth tier in 19 years.

They currently lie second in the table with two games remaining, five points clear of the playoff spots.

Hoolahan's fellow nominees are his team-mate Paul Mullin and Forest Green Rovers' striker Jamille Matt.

Should Hoolahan win the award, it will be the second successive year it has gone to an Irish player, Swindon Town's Eoin Doyle having scooped the prize last year, having notched 25 league goals in their successful promotion bid.

Hoolahan earned 43 caps for Ireland between 2008 and 2017, featuring prominently the successful Euro 2016 qualification campaign and in the finals itself, where he scored the side's opening goal of the tournament against Sweden.

He joined Cambridge United on a one-year deal from Australian outfit Newcastle Jets last July.

Manager Mark Bonner has spoken of how his appearances have been rationed so as to account for his age but this policy has been altered recently in recognition of Cambridge's dramatically superior win-loss ratio when Hoolahan featured.

In February, Hoolahan became the oldest player to win the League Two Player of the Month award.