Gaffer up for award after impressive October
Brewers boss Gary Rowett has been nominated for SkyBet League 2 Manager of the Month Award for October following Albion's stunning away form saw his side collect 12 points from a possible 15, with nine points coming away from home in wins at Wycombe, Exeter and Chesterfield.
The nominations for the
Sky Bet League 2
Manager of the Month Award
for October are:
James Beattie (Accrington Stanley)
The belief in his players that he maintained throughout a difficult opening to the season was repaid with eight points from five October fixtures, including Stanley’s first two wins – against Bristol Rovers and Morecambe.
Wayne Burnett (Dagenham & Redbridge)
Inspired his team to three wins and a draw which lifted them to the fringe of the play-off places. Has modified the Daggers’ style and their greater patience and passing was evident in the 3-1 victory over then leaders Rochdale.
Colin Cooper (Hartlepool United)
A stunning month which swept away negativity and fear in equal measure. Four wins from five matches, an 11-3 for-against tally and a host of fine goals exemplified his team’s attacking prowess at home and especially away.
Gary Rowett (Burton Albion)
Three convincing away wins at promotion-chasing rivals, Wycombe Wanderers, Chesterfield and Exeter City contributed to 12 points from 15 in a series of fine performances and finally dispelled his side’s play-off defeat hangover from May.
The winners will be announced on Friday November 8 2013
The judging panel comprises former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley; Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins