Cobblers boss shortlisted for honour
The November nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month Award are:
Michael Appleton (Oxford United)
Not the prettiest month for Appleton’s side in November, but it was certainly effective. Three hard-fought 1-0 wins underpinned a haul of 10 points from a possible 12, demonstrated a tight team spirit and lifted Oxford into top spot.
John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)
Coleman’s entertainers scored 10 goals and collected seven points from three games - two of them away - as they continued to thrill their fans with their attacking intent. A 3-2 win at Cambridge United was followed by a 5-1 win at York City.
John Sheridan (Newport County)
Led his new team through an unbeaten November with six points from four games as they clawed their way out of the League 2 relegation places. The new belief was evident in away draws at promotion-chasing Accrington and Oxford.
Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)
Set aside concerns over the future of the club and non-payment of wages to inspire his team to a perfect month with four wins out of four. The togetherness he has instilled lifted Northampton into the automatic promotion places.
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 11 2015
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery