Darrell Clarke has been nominated for the October SkyBet League Two Manager of the Month award.
A stellar month for the Valiants, who scored at least three goals in five of our six games. That made 17 in total to add to our 13 October points.
This will be Clarke's third nomination since arriving at the club in February.
The other nominees are:
Ben Garner (Swindon Town)
A haul of 13 points from six games is impressive enough for a newly-built side, but such is the team spirit engendered by Garner that the four away fixtures in that run were all won, including a clinical 2-0 victory at leaders Forest Green.
Matt Taylor (Exeter City)
If October began with three frustrating draws, the three victories which followed to complete a pleasing unbeaten month lifted Exeter into the promotion picture as Taylor’s new squad of players bedded into his trusted system.
Matt Taylor (Walsall)
What, another Matt Taylor? In his first managerial role, the former Portsmouth player found his comfort level in October and matched his namesake with 12 points from six unbeaten games, which included wins at Oldham and Sutton.
Winners will be announced on Friday 12 November 2021
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.