The September nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month Award are:
John Askey (Port Vale)
No League Two team seemed better placed to make the play-offs than Vale when last season was curtailed. Askey has harnessed the disappointment to start this one impressively, not conceding a goal while amassing seven points from nine.
Mark Bonner (Cambridge United)
The six-month break between seasons ground to a halt the momentum Bonner built up in January and February. It didn’t deter his team from going undefeated, collecting seven points from three games with an 8-0 goal differential.
Mike Flynn (Newport County)
Amid his side’s usual cup heroics and eight September fixtures in all competitions, Flynn juggled his squad adeptly and oversaw a haul of seven points from three unbeaten league games, which included difficult-looking trips to Scunthorpe and Bolton.
Simon Weaver (Harrogate Town)
Took seamlessly to management in the EFL, guiding his side to an unbeaten first month and a five-point haul. Draws against likely promotion chasers Walsall and Port Vale were as impressive as the opening day 4-0 win at Southend.
The September nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are...
Ian Henderson (Salford City) – striker
Unwanted by Rochdale, Henderson has taken his scoring boots to Salford and carried on doing what he does best. Four goals in three games included a hat-trick at Grimsby where he calmly despatched two penalties – evidence of his leadership qualities.
Aaron Martin (Harrogate Town) – striker
The 29-year-old has taken a liking to EFL defences having signed from Guiseley in pre-season. Two goals and three assists in three games have showcased his talent, particularly his dominance in the air and the ability to time his jump.
Paul Mullin (Cambridge United) - striker
Three goals and an assist in Cambridge’s impressive start, the striker is happy to create space for teammates. His most memorable effort didn’t even go down as his goal, a delicious curler at Morecambe which went in off the keeper’s back.
Adam Phillips (Morecambe) - midfielder
The on-loan midfielder is back at Morecambe and has continued his fine form from the end of last season. His vision and eye for a pass set up one goal at Southend where he scored another to add to a penalty - won and converted - at Cheltenham.