Double November nomination for CountyNewport County AFC are delighted to announce a double nomination for County in November's Player and Manager of the month awards for Sky Bet League Two.
Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
Guided Wycombe back to the top with a refusal to adopt defensive tactics away from home. Three victories on their travels secured nine points from 12 and established Ainsworth’s team as attractive, if unwelcome, visitors!
Phil Brown (Southend United)
Maintained his calm during a difficult October to oversee a perfect November record with four straight wins. Brown built success on a tight defence with two goals conceded as Southend moved into the Play-Off positions.
Justin Edinburgh (Newport County)
Made light of three away trips in the month totalling 1,548 return miles to Carlisle United, Bury and Hartlepool United to maintain his side’s Play-Off push. Eight points from four unbeaten games featured 10 goals for Edinburgh’s attack-minded team.
Mickey Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)
Has impressed with his ability to juggle Cup success with consistency in the League, all with a style that is pleasing to watch. Three wins from four, particularly the 1-0 triumph over promotion rivals Burton Albion, kept Mellon’s Shrews flying high.
And here are the nominations for Sky Bet Football League 2 Player of the Month:
Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) - midfielder
The deep-lying central midfielder took the pressure off others with a series of authoritative displays. Doyle provides the perfect shield for Luton’s back four with his ability to read play, break up opposing attacks and set team-mates free.
Tom Nichols (Exeter City) – striker
Five goals in four games as he forced his way off the bench and into a partnership with Graham Cummins. Nichols’ calm looping header for the 91st–minute winner against Shrewsbury Town was a gem.
Aaron O’Connor (Newport County) – striker
Free of the injuries which limited him to four games last season, O’Connor produced the individual performance of the month with a stunning hat-trick in the 3-1 win at high-flying Bury. His cool finishing supplemented a high work-rate.
David Worrall (Southend United) – winger
Three goals and two assists from the all-action wide man whose licence to roam and cut in from the right energised his side to a perfect month. The pick of Worrall’s goals was an individual run and low finish for the winner against Hartlepool United.