Cobblers boss on shortlist for award
The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month Award are:
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Burton Albion)
Hasselbaink has made an easy transition into League 2 management, passing on his experience and know-how to reinforce Burton’s position in the automatic promotion places. A total of 11 points from five games unbeaten is a measure of his fine start.
Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)
Mellon guided his side to three successive wins to end the month as his side re-assumed the leadership of League 2 with the attacking flair that has become their trademark under the Scot. Ten points picked up from five games.
Ronnie Moore (Hartlepool)
Moore began 2015 with the hardest job of any League 2 manager at rock bottom Hartlepool. But he has transmitted his enthusiasm, passion and optimism to his players. Seven points from five games, including confidence-boosting wins over Cheltenham Town and Plymouth Argyle, brings some hope of survival.
Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)
If the Cobblers struggled for consistency and rhythm in the first half of the season, January could hardly have gone better with 13 points from a possible 15 and a 12-2 goal differential. His team is looking towards a late Play-Offs charge.
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6 2015.
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