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npower League One awards

13 March 2013

Here are the nominees

Tony Philliskirk enjoyed a successful February as Latics' Caretaker Manager, but it still wasn't good enough to win a nomination for the manager-of-the-month award which will be announced on Friday.

February under Philliskirk saw Latics record three successive league wins, draw 2-2 against Premier League Everton in the FA Cup with Budweiser and lose the replay at Goodison Park 3-1.

The nominations for the npower League 1 Manager of the Month Award for February are:

 

John Hughes – Hartlepool United


place and six points adrift of safety, this run of form will have Pools fans dreaming of a great escape. rdJohn Hughes' men looked destined for relegation around Christmas, but an undefeated February complete with four victories and two draws, has breathed new life into their season. Although they finished the month in 23

 

Gary Johnson – Yeovil Town


Yeovil Town consolidated their Play-Off place nicely in February, racking up four wins, a draw and a solitary loss in their six league fixtures. At the end of the month, only four points separated the top seven positions, so Gary Johnson's men will be only too aware of the need to continue this good form to maintain their lofty standing. 

  

Dean Smith – Walsall


Dean Smith's Walsall enjoyed an undefeated month comprising of three wins and two draws from their five league fixtures. Despite this fine run, Walsall finished the month in ninth place but, with the top of League one so congested, the Saddlers' faithful can be forgiven for feeling they are reaching top form at just the right time.  

 

The nominations for the npower League 1 Player of the Month Award for February are:

 

Fabian Brandy (Walsall) - winger


The 24-year-old gave a series of dazzling displays, running defences ragged, skipping past opponents at will and setting the tempo for his side. He scored the winner in the 2-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers and remarkably drew a standing ovation from the home fans at Carlisle United.

 

Peter Hartley (Hartlepool) – central defender


The local boy and club captain led his side’s fight against relegation in February. He allied his ability to read the game to his physical strength, ensuring greater defensive stability for Pools. Calm in possession, he also powered home vital headed goals in the wins over Notts County and Leyton Orient.

 

Paddy Madden (Yeovil Town) - striker


It's been a second successive stellar month for the Irishman, who bagged another five goals in six games to add to his astonishing work-rate. His commitment to harrying defences has been pivotal to Yeovil Town's surge into the play-off places and a testament to his predatory instincts.

 

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