Cobblers boss on shortlist for monthly honour
Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 manager of the month award after the Cobblers recorded five wins and a draw from 6 games in the month.
The winners will be announced on Friday after a winner is chosen by the judging panel which 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.
The nominees are:
Neal Ardley (AFC Wimbledon)
Followed up his impressive January with another fine month in which his team moved into play-off contention. Nine points and eight goals from four fixtures as he continues to give the Dons a licence to throw men into attack.
Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
Has brought consistency in style and results at Kenilworth Road since arriving for his first tilt at management. Five February games yielded 10 points for his team, including an impressive 1-0 victory at promotion-chasing Wycombe.
Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient)
Quickly identified Orient’s weakness as a tendency to leak goals. By tightening up at the back, his first foray into management has been a success so far. Three wins from four games in the month were all achieved with clean sheets.
Chris Wilder (Northampton Town)
A fourth nomination this season after adding 16 points from a possible 18 in February.