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Yates Nominated for Manager of the Month

13 November 2012

Mark Yates is among the nominees for the October npower League Two Manager of the Month award.

Football League sponsors npower have revealed the nominations for the npower League 2 Manager of the Month Award for October.

The Manager of the Month award is decided by former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower Sponsorship Manager Emma Collins.

The nominations for the npower League 2 Manager of the Month Award for October are:

Martin Allen (Gillingham)
Early pace-setters Gillingham continue to flourish under Martin Allen’s management, finishing October with just one defeat from their six league fixtures in October. This solid run of form saw The Gills finish the month top of the npower League 2 table and five points clear of their nearest rivals.

Chris Wilder (Oxford United)
A strong month for Oxford United saw Chris Wilder’s team collect 10 points from a possible 18 and move away from the bottom half of the table. An emphatic 5-0 home win against Accrington Stanley would have been especially pleasing for The U’s and they’ll hope to push on from a solid month.

Mark Yates (Cheltenham Town)
With just one defeat coming from the month, Cheltenham Town’s good form under Mark Yates’ stewardship was summed up with a strong 3-0 victory at home to Exeter City. With that win, The Robins found themselves finishing October in third place and in a good position to achieve promotion.

The winners will be announced on Friday 16th November 2012, with the final decision being made by two separate Football League judging panels.

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