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Sky Bet League Two: Manager and Player of the Month winners

A great month for Swindon Town!

13 December 2019

The Sky Bet League Two Manager and Player of the Month winners are as follows:

Manager of the Month: Richie Wellens, Swindon Town

Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for November.

Wellens’ side were fifth at the start of November, but a perfect three wins from three matches, scoring six goals in the process, lifted them impressively to the top of League Two and stretched their winning streak to five games.

Wellens said: “The most important thing for us in November was going unbeaten. I was frustrated to go out of the cup but in the league, we had a good run and had some good results against good sides.

“Monthly awards don’t mean too much to me because it’s only one month in the season – you could be rubbish the rest of it. We just want to take this run into the rest of December.”

Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “November was a great month for Richie, his team and the Swindon faithful.

“In October, they struggled with a lot of injuries to key players, but they now look to be getting players back and hitting some rhythm.

“Richie and his experienced staff (including Paul Jewell) will know It's too early for predictions but will take great comfort knowing they are on the front foot and their hard work is paying off.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “With four wins from four, the month could have hardly gone better for the Robins. Ritchie Wellens’ outfit are surpassing expectations at every turn, as they find themselves in pole position to claim their second Sky Bet League Two title of the decade. 

“Swindon may not traditionally be a name synonymous with goals, but with two Town players currently leading the division’s scoring charts, that looks like a thing of the past.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Wellens oversaw wins in all three league games in November as The Robins returned to the top of the League Two.

“In a really competitive division, we make Swindon 7/4 favourites for the title - from 13/2 at the start of November.

“We have kept them onside for a few months now and with the three automatic promotion places available we have them as short as 4/11 to be promoted to League One.”

Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month: Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town)

Swindon Town striker Eoin Doyle has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for November. 

Three more games, four more goals, the scoring machine shows no sign of grinding to a halt.

Doyle’s contribution was invaluable once more as he allied an acute positional sense and cold-bloodedness in front of goal to send Swindon top.

Doyle said: “It’s obviously great to win again. To be honest, the players around me make me look good. If you look at pretty much all of my goals this season, they’re tap-ins!

“The service here is the best in the league, we create a lot of chances and it just happens to be me on the end of them.

“Jerry Yates does a lot of work and has scored some great goals recently but we have hard work and quality all over the pitch.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “His second Player of the Month award in as many months, and this one just as deserved as the last.

“The 31-year-old frontman’s record is nothing short of extraordinary and, remarkably, Doyle is showing no signs of slowing down.

“The striker bagged four goals in three November games for Swindon, adding to his league-leading tally, and there doesn’t appear to be a ceiling on the amount of goals he can get this season. Records could tumble!”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “On-fire Swindon striker Eoin Doyle picks up his second consecutive League Two Player of the Month award, after taking his total to 18 goals so far on the season.

“This saw his price contract from evens at the start of November to 1/3 to finish the season with the League Two Golden Boot.”

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