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Phil Parkinson nominated for Sky Bet's Manager of the Month award

9 November 2016

Manager receives his second nomination for the monthly gong this season after previously winning the award in August

Manager Phil Parkinson has been nominated for Sky Bet's Manager of the Month award for October.

The winner will be announced at 6am on Friday 11 November 2016.

The complete list of nominees meanwhile are as follows:

Phil Parkinson (Bolton Wanderers)
Went back to defensive basics to regain his team’s early season momentum. No League One side conceded fewer than Bolton’s three goals in October, the foundation stone for five wins and 15 points from six games.

Graham Alexander (Scunthorpe United)
Maintained his side’s position on top of the League One table throughout October. Emphatic victories over Chesterfield and Swindon helped them to average two goals per game and garner 13 points from six matches.

Neil Ardley (AFC Wimbledon)
As has become his managerial motif, he didn’t panic after a slow start to the season. Four wins and a draw from six games lifted his side into the top half and above MK Dons for the first time in the club’s short but proud history.

Mark Venus (Coventry City)
Coventry were winless, bottom of the table and four points adrift of safety when Venus took over on the final day of September. Three wins and a draw from five games later, he has engineered a remarkable turnaround and restored faith.

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