David Flitcroft and Leon Clarke are up for Sky Bet League One’s Manager and Player of the month awards for September.
October 2015.thThe winners of both awards will be announced on Friday 9
All 4 nominations for Manager of the Month are: -
Phil Brown (Southend United)
A slow start to life in League 1 following promotion didn’t deviate Brown from his principles as Southend climbed to mid-table with four wins in five games, not conceding more than one goal in any September fixture.
Dave Flitcroft (Bury)
Oversaw a perfect month at Gigg Lane with Bury securing five successive victories. What made that all the more impressive was the difficulty of their fixture list which included trips to Sheffield United, Walsall and Peterborough.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Burton Albion)
Led Burton to the top of League 1 for the first time in the club’s 65-year history. Has instilled a calm belief and an organisation that allowed his team to collect 10 points from five games, keeping three clean sheets on the way.
Tony Humes (Colchester United)
Built on the springtime momentum which saw the Essex club escape relegation with thrilling attacking play. By adding experience to a youthful core, his side picked up 13 points from five games, scoring 12 goals in the process.
All 4 nominations for Player of the Month are: -
Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) – striker
In the month in which Walsall impressed Jose Mourinho, the 23-year-old led the line with his usual intelligence and contributed three goals. A brilliant brace in the 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers included an impudent inch-perfect chip.
Leon Clarke (Bury) – striker
Now at the 16th club of his nomadic career, the 30-year-old has made a stunning impact at Gigg Lane, bringing others into play with his touch and movement as well as scoring four goals in five games to lift Bury into the play-off places.
Jamie Jones (Colchester United) – goalkeeper
To make one match-winning penalty save is impressive enough. To make two in five days is worthy of recognition. As well as his heroics against Sheffield United and Gillingham, Jones also brought stability to the defence in his first month in Essex.
Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) - midfielder
Tapped into the richest goalscoring form of his career, scoring in four separate games and over half of his side’s goals in the month. His support play from midfield, timing his runs into the box to perfection, has become vital to Rochdale.
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky BetFootball Trading ManagerPaul Lowery.