The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are...
Daniel Farke (Norwich City)
Despite an injury list that grew alarmingly through the month and difficult-looking trips to in-form Middlesbrough and Stoke, Farke’s side collected 11 points from five unbeaten games and moved top of the Championship table.
Dean Holden (Bristol City)
When it looked as though his side was being worked out, Holden devised a Plan B to grind out results, keep three clean sheets and pick up 10 points from five games. All this while dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak at Ashton Gate.
Vladimir Ivic (Watford)
His liking for a back five didn’t hamper Watford’s ability to attack with verve, matching 11 goals and 11 points from five unbeaten games. Successive home fixtures against Stoke, Coventry and Preston were won by a combined 10-3 scoreline.
Tony Mowbray (Blackburn Rovers)
His team’s inconsistent October was forgotten as Rovers put together an unbeaten November, collecting 11 points from five matches. What hasn’t changed is his emphasis on attacking play with another nine goals added to their tally.
The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are...
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) – striker
It is as if last season didn’t end for Armstrong. Four more goals, including two against QPR, took him past 20 in the calendar year. What has changed is the nature of his goalscoring – plenty of poacher strikes from a more central role.
David Brooks (Bournemouth) – midfielder
The midfielder is making up for the time he lost to injury last season. His dribbling skills allied to his desire to take on opponents brought him two goals and three assists in a three-game run in November – all of which Bournemouth won.
Carel Eiting (Huddersfield Town) - midfielder
The Ajax loanee comes as advertised with a sound technique seen in his delightfully dragged pass for an assist at Stoke. His three goals in the month were the real bonus, including an intelligent floated header against Luton.
Grant Hanley (Norwich City) – central defender
Amid the rash of injuries affecting those around him, Hanley stood tall in the Norwich defence as they kept three clean sheets. He was particularly heroic at Middlesbrough and Stoke, making blocks late on to preserve both wins.