MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Alex Rance of the Tigers in action during the 2017 AFL round 08 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL Players’ Association has announced the six players that have been nominated for the Most Valuable Player of the Month award for the month of May.

Each month, every player will vote to decide which player takes home the award, with the winner to automatically be nominated for the AFL Players’ MVP Award given to the best player at the end of the season.

Past winners Leigh Matthews (1982), Gerard Healy (1988), Tim Watson (1989) and Chris Judd (2006, 2011) will all select six nominees per month, before the players vote to decide the winner.

“Six rounds in and many players have displayed stellar early season form. It will be intriguing to see which player has most impressed his peers by receiving their top votes for the previous month,” Matthews said on the concept of a player of the month award.

The six nominated players for the month of May are:

Josh Kelly (Greater Western Sydney)

Games: 4 (3-1)

Disposals (avg): 31.25

Contested possessions (avg): 12.5

Tackles (avg): 7.75

Inside 50s (avg): 4.25

Clearances (avg): 6

Dustin Martin (Richmond)

Games: 4 (1-3)

Disposals (avg): 30

Contested possessions (avg): 15

Tackles (avg): 4

Inside 50s (avg): 5.25

Clearances (avg): 5.5

Michael Hurley (Essendon)

Games: 4 (2-2)

Disposals (avg): 26

Intercept Possessions (avg): 10

Rebound 50s (avg): 7

Marks (avg): 7

One-percenters (avg): 5.25

Alex Rance (Richmond)

Games: 4 (1-3)

Disposals (avg): 18.5

Intercept Possessions (avg): 10

Rebound 50s (avg): 2.75

Marks (avg): 6.5

One-percenters (avg): 10.5

Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)

Games: 4 (2-2)

Disposals (avg): 29.5

Contested Possessions (avg): 11.25

Tackles (avg): 7.5

Inside 50s (avg): 6.25

Clearances (avg): 6

Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)

Games: 4 (2-2)

Disposals (avg): 29.75

Contested Possessions (avg): 16.75

Tackles (avg): 7.5

Inside 50s (avg): 6.25

Clearances (avg): 7.5