The October nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month Award are:
Darrell Clarke (Port Vale)
A stellar month for his swashbuckling side, who scored at least three goals in five of their six games. That made 17 in total to add to their 13 October points. Clarke’s tactic of trying to out-score the opposition appears to be working.
Ben Garner (Swindon Town)
A haul of 13 points from six games is impressive enough for a newly-built side, but such is the team spirit engendered by Garner that the four away fixtures in that run were all won, including a clinical 2-0 victory at leaders Forest Green.
Matt Taylor (Exeter City)
If October began with three frustrating draws, the three victories which followed to complete a pleasing unbeaten month lifted Exeter into the promotion picture as Taylor’s new squad of players bedded into his trusted system.
Matt Taylor (Walsall)
What, another Matt Taylor? In his first managerial role, the former Portsmouth player found his comfort level in October and matched his namesake with 12 points from six unbeaten games, which included wins at Oldham and Sutton.