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Flitcroft & Vaughan nominated

5 October 2016

Shakers gaffer and striker up for manager & player of the month

It's a case of two nominations for the Shakers in the Sky Bet League One Manager & Player of the month as David Flitcroft and James Vaughan are both nominated by Sky Bet

The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:

Dave Flitcroft (Bury): A perfect month guided by Flitcroft’s beliefs in attacking play and some shrewd moves at the end of the transfer window. Five wins from five games and a goal differential of 13-5 lifted Bury into the automatic promotion places.

Keith Hill (Rochdale): Didn’t panic or abandon his passing principles when his side failed to win any of their first seven League One games. His faith was rewarded with three wins in a 10-point haul, including a stirring 3-2 comeback victory at Millwall.

Rob Page (Northampton Town): Taking over a promoted side can be tricky but Page has made it look simple. A steady start to the season burst into life in September as he led his new side to four wins from five games, scoring 13 goals in the process. 

Chris Wilder (Sheffield United): After four nominations last season at former club Northampton, he has wasted little time securing his first one of this campaign, ignoring the pressure of managing the club he supports to inspire a 13-point haul from five unbeaten games.

Meanwhile, Sky Bet have also revealed the players nominated for Sky Bet Player of the month, as follows.

Colin Doyle (Bradford City) – goalkeeper: Signed in the summer for £1 from Blackpool, the 6ft 5in Irishman provides a formidable presence in a side unbeaten this season. Commanding in the air, his athleticism was seen in a flying save which preserved a 1-1 draw at Millwall.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) – winger: Has continued the blistering form that won him last month’s award with another five goals from as many games to match his August haul. Whether scoring, skipping past defenders or slipping passes to teammates, he is unstoppable just now.

Matt Taylor (Northampton Town) – midfielder: Now in a new central midfield role, what hasn’t changed for the 34-year-old is his sweet left foot, be that crossing for others or scoring sumptuous free-kicks against MK Dons and Southend which accounted for two of his three goals.

James Vaughan (Bury) – striker: Prepared to drop down a division to rediscover his form, he has added a touch of class to the Bury attack with his running and link-up play. His finishing touch is still there, too, as proven by braces against Port Vale and MK Dons.

The winners will be revealed on Friday 7th Oct at 6am

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