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Lowe and O'Shea Nominated For Monthly Awards

4 December 2018

Bury duo Ryan Lowe and Jay O'Shea have been nominated for the November awards for Manager of the Month and Player of the Month respectively.

The nominations for Manager of the Month are:


Ryan Lowe (Bury)

Dejected over his failure to keep Bury up as caretaker last season, Lowe is showing the club were right to trust him with the post. Has built a side full of attacking intent. His payback was 14 goals and 10 points from four games.


Michael Duff (Cheltenham Town)

Changing a team's playing style whilst languishing in the bottom two of the Sky Bet EFL takes bravery. Duff didn't deviate, though, and began to draw his reward with successive wins and a haul of seven points from four games.


Dave Flitcroft (Mansfield Town)

His side are gathering momentum, collecting eight points from four November fixtures which included a trip to then leaders Lincoln. Has shown admirable patience with his side who are beginning to turn draws into wins.


Paul Tisdale (MK Dons)

A second successive nomination for Tisdale, whose side kept three clean sheets in four games as they amassed nine points and took over leadership of League Two. Most impressive of all is the consistency he has instilled in his side.



The nominations for Player of the Month are:


Jay O’Shea (Bury) - midfielder

A month to savour for O’Shea with four goals and two assists as Bury scored for fun in November. Used the spaces created by the likes of Danny Mayor to shoot at will. With two free-kicks, three of his goals came from outside the area.


Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) - midfielder

Brought in from the wing for the first time in his career, Devitt has adapted superbly, pulling Carlisle’s attacking strings. Always dangerous from free-kicks, he is now in position to shoot more, as four November goals prove.


Dean Lewington (MK Dons) – wing-back

Pushed aside last season, the Dons icon is rejuvenated this campaign, returning fit, fresh and hungry to pre-season. Played his part in three clean sheets and, in a new wing-back position, strode forward to claim two assists in the month.


Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) – midfielder

Scored each of Colchester’s three goals, which translated into seven points. In the absence of the injured Luke Norris, he has assumed more responsibility, driving the team forward and notching a technically perfect strike against Exeter.

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