Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month and Manager of the Month nominees revealed
Last Updated: 07/02/17 10:51am
John Marquis, Barry Roche, Ollie Watkins and Ben Whiteman are the nominees for January’s Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month.
Doncaster Rovers striker Marquis scored six goals in five games in January including a stunning solo effort, a jinking run and finish from the halfway line at Yeovil.
Morecambe goalkeeper Roche conceded just two goals last month. The veteran stopper was superb against both Notts County and Crewe, and excelled with a miraculous double save at Carlisle.
Exeter frontman Watkins scored two goals - including a superb effort at Grimsby - in January and set up five, including a hat-trick of assists against Colchester.
On loan from Sheffield Utd, Whiteman ignited Mansfield's promotion charge in January with his skill, passing ability and two unerring strikes against Crewe and Leyton Orient.
Marcus Bignot, Steve Evans, Darren Ferguson and Paul Tisdale are the nominees for January's Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month.
Still adapting to life in the EFL after a non-league management career, Bignot lifted Grimsby to the fringes of the play-offs with a haul of nine points from five games. Most impressive was their 3-1 win away to high-flying Carlisle.
Evans is on course to maintain his astonishing promotion success rate just two months into the job at new club Mansfield. He has instilled the all-action, passionate football he espouses into a team which gained 13 points from five games in January.
Ferguson's Doncaster side began January in third place in League Two but five wins out of five saw Rovers end the month seven points clear. They did it in the style their manager demands, too, scoring three goals in all but one of their victories.
Brimming with confidence and the trust he inspires, Tisdale's Exeter side ripped through defences with ease in January, earning a maximum 15 points from five games with a 15-2 goal differential and soaring unstoppably into the play-off positions.
The winners will be announced on Friday February 10.