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7 March 2014

Bury manager David Flitcroft has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for February

His shrewd January acquisitions helped bring about a dramatic transformation in performances and results.


Dave Bassett chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.  He said: “David has had a major influence following his appointment.


“Bury’s unbeaten month secured an extremely valuable 11 points — steering them away from the relegation zone.”


Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Sky Bet League 2 is so tight that a few good results can massively improve your position.


“David and his team went the whole of February unbeaten, which is an even more extraordinary feat considering they were fighting for their survival in the Sky Bet Football League.


“David will know his team can’t afford to take their foot off the gas, as many of the teams below them have started to pick up some positive results as well.”


Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: “February has seen Bury cement their position in Sky Bet League 2.


“The 4-1 win away to Mansfield is undoubtedly the highlight of what was a positive month for the Shakers.”


In the Sky Bet Championship, Uwe Rösler of Wigan Athletic was named Sky Bet Manager of the Month.


The Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month Award went to Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough.  

The judging panel is chaired by former Football League manager Dave Bassett with Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins.


Sky Bet are Title Sponsor of The Football League. The sponsorship includes a Revenue Share deal with all 72 member clubs.   The Revenue Share generates money, paid to every club, based on the revenue generated by their fans who sign up and bet with Sky Bet.


Through this ongoing arrangement, Sky Bet are able to add another income stream to every club in The Sky Bet Football League.


Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the Football League, have produced a series of special markets to celebrate the winners of the Manager of the Month awards.  You can find them all at


        ·David Flitcroft - Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Year 2013/14 - 28/1

        ·Wins next 5 league games (1st game v Rochdale 07/03/2014) - 150/1

        ·Doesn't win any of next 5 league games (1st game v Rochdale 07/03/2014) - 13/2

        ·Loses all of next 5 league games (1st game v Rochdale 07/03/2014) - 100/1

        ·Bury to be promoted in 2013/14 - 2/1


All odds are correct at time of writing.


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