Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has been nominated for the October Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award.
4 wins from the last 5 moved the U’s into the top 6 and Karl is nominated for this award alongside Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers), Ryan Lowe (Plymouth Argyle) and Paul Warne (Rotherham United).
The nominees, with the Judges’ comments are:
Karl Robinson (Oxford United)
After a slow start, Oxford were forced to play catch-up to make the play-offs last season. Robinson has ensured they have hit their stride earlier this time around with four wins from five October games lifting them into the top six.
Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
Four wins and two draws in an unbeaten month for Ainsworth’s side as he charted his side’s serene progress. The confidence his players have in his methods was borne out by injury-time winners against Morecambe and Crewe.
Ryan Lowe (Plymouth Argyle)
Lowe has underlined to his players the importance of turning Devon into a fortress this season. A perfect three wins from three at Home Park were part of a 14-point haul from six unbeaten matches which took Argyle to the summit of League One.
Paul Warne (Rotherham United)
Warne’s men made light work of a daunting-looking fixture list, collecting 13 points from five unbeaten games with a 14-2 goal differential. Portsmouth were beaten 4-1 and Sunderland 5-1 as their challenge gathered momentum.
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Barnsley Manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.
The winner will be announced on Friday morning.