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Jackett is line for award

6 November 2013

Who will be top manager, player

Kenny Jackett, who visits Boundary Park with Wolves on Saturday in the first round the FA Cup with Budweiser, has been shortlisted for League One's manager-of-the-month award for October.

Here are the nominees.

Kenny Jackett (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Led his side through an unbeaten month, securing 10 points from four games, and has encouraged attacking play on their travels, winning at Colchester United and Bradford City. Has made Wolves fans believe in their team once again.


Steven Pressley (Coventry City)

Guided his team through another stellar month, collecting 13 points from a possible 15, inflicting a first defeat on leaders Leyton Orient and drawing at Wolves to move his side relentlessly towards the play-off positions.


Russell Slade (Leyton Orient)

The question of how his side would react when they stopped winning every game was answered emphatically. Three wins and a draw from five games kept Orient top, underlining the deep-seated belief he has instilled.


Graham Westley (Stevenage)

Turned around Stevenage’s poor start to the season with three wins in the month, recording their first home victories of the season against Brentford and Crawley Town and making them difficult opponents once again.


The winners will be announced on Friday October 4 2013


And the nominations for League One player of the month for October are:

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’ Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins,

Carl Baker (Coventry City) – midfielder

A mazy run and long-range strike which put his side on their way to a 3-1 win over Leyton Orient was the personal highlight, but his passing ability and captaincy also stood out as he drove his side through an unbeaten October.


Patrick Bamford (Milton Keynes Dons) – striker

The on-loan youngster continued his cultured hold-up play and free-scoring ways with four goals which included a wonderfully cushioned control and assured finish against Gillingham and a pinpoint late winner over Rotherham United.


James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - winger

Has brought traditional wing play and a wonderful array of crosses to Molineux since joining on loan from Millwall. Provided a hat-trick of assists in the 3-0 win at Colchester United, another at Bradford City and has scored twice himself.


Bobby Olejnik (Peterborough United) - goalkeeper

The last line of an increasingly watertight Posh defence, he kept four clean sheets and conceded just a single goal. Dominated his area and produced a number of fine reaction saves, notably late on in the win over Shrewsbury Town.


The winners will be announced on Friday November 8 2013


The judging panel comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins


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