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Manager of the Month: September nominees

2 October 2018

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

Danny Cowley (Lincoln City)
Another month, another nomination for last month’s winner Cowley whose Lincoln City side opened up a three-point gap at the head of Sky Bet League Two winning four of their five games. Most impressive among them was a comfortable 3-0 win at then second-placed Exeter.

Mike Flynn (Newport County)
Built on impeccable away form with wins at Port Vale, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers, Flynn guided the Exiles into second place with 12 points from a possible 15. The belief he has instilled was evident in a 4-2 win over Cambridge, from 2-0 down.

Ryan Lowe (Bury)
If last season was a managerial baptism of fire for Lowe fighting relegation, a first pre-season of preparation demonstrated his aptitude for the job. Having settled his line-up, four wins from five games followed in September.

Dino Maamria (Stevenage)
Ever so quietly, Stevenage moved into the promotion picture under Maamria’s shrewd guidance. Ten points from five games did the trick, as did a tight defence which underpinned 1-0 victories over Macclesfield Town, Grimsby Town and Carlisle United.

The winner will be announced on Friday 5 October.

The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.


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