Manager of the Month nominations include Town boss
The nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 manager of the month are in and Town manager Micky Mellon is among the managers to be nominated.
An excellent first month of league football has seen Town calmly go about things and pick up three wins and two draws in the league. Town have also beaten Blackpool and Leicester City in the Capital One Cup but the award is only based on League games.
It is always an honour to be nominated for any award but Micky is quick to acknowledge the work his team and staff have done, not just him, “It’s great to be nominated especially considering the quality of the other nominees
“This is a reflection as to how the team have gone about things so far more than just about how the manager has done.
“It is still very early in the season and there is long way to go but if I am still getting nominated come May then we will have had a good season.”
Journalist Ivan Speck's thoughts on the nominations
Jim Bentley (Morecambe)
Inspired the players around him to four straight win to start the campaign. The team spirit he engendered was shown in abundance in the 3-2 comeback win over Newport County.
Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)
Made an immediate impact in Shropshire, banishing memories of relegation with a surge of attacking play that collected 11 points with 11 goals from five unbeaten matches to become the division’s leading scorers.
Gary Rowett (Burton Albion)
No sign of any Play-Off Final hangover, Rowett is, filling his players with energy and determination, and they picked up 13 points from 15 to sit top of Sky Bet League 2, conceding just three goals.
Mark Yates (Cheltenham Town)
A near perfect month as his side established itself as promotion contenders. Away wins at Bury and Tranmere Rovers were the cornerstones of a 13-point haul from five matches, which included three clean sheets.
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