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Sky Bet League One October Player & Manager Awards Nominees

Adebayo Akinfenwa claimed three goals and three assists in October
Adebayo Akinfenwa claimed three goals and three assists in October

Sunderland's Jack Ross and Coventry's Mark Robins are two of the four bosses nominated for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award for October.

Sunderland currently sit second in the division after gaining 13 points from five unbeaten games in October.

Robins meanwhile has guided Coventry to seventh as they get to grips with their return to League One. The Sky Blues have scored eight goals in their five straight wins.

Chris Powell of Southend and Luton's Nathan Jones are also nominated after excellent months.

October saw Wycombe's iconic striker Adebayo Akinfenwa bag his 200th career goal and that's helped earn him a nomination for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award.

At the other end of the field, there is a rare selection for a goalkeeper, with Oxford's Simon Eastwood in the frame. His October saw superb saves against Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury and he was only beaten once from the penalty spot.

We will have exclusive video interviews with the winners right here on Sporting Life, when they are revealed at 0600 GMT on Friday.


Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award

Nathan Jones (Luton Town)

Thrills, spills, goals and points. Jones inspired his side to the lot in October. Fifteen and 15 points from six games, his side scored at least twice in each of their fixtures and proved themselves to be the division’s entertainers.

Chris Powell (Southend United)

It is what we do in adversity which defines us. Powell steered Southend to 10 points from six games despite the blows of losing Harry Lennon to a broken leg, as well as Tom Hooper and Ben Coker to season-ending injuries.

Mark Robins (Coventry City)

His side ended the month with five successive league wins, making light of the transition from League Two following promotion. Impressively, his side scored eight goals in winning away at Charlton, Southend and Bradford.

Jack Ross (Sunderland)

Expectations on Wearside of a promotion challenge could have weighed heavily on Ross. Instead, the Scot is embracing the challenge and 13 points from five unbeaten games moved his side smoothly into third place.


Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award

Oxford's Simon Eastwood broke his finger earlier this season
Oxford's Simon Eastwood broke his finger earlier this season

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) – striker

Involved in everything as Wycombe climbed the table. Three goals, including a thunderous volley and a classic header for his 200th career goal, were matched by three assists as he created space for others in his own unique style.

Simon Eastwood (Oxford United) – goalkeeper

His return from a broken finger sustained in August has made all the difference to the Oxford defence. Made superb saves against Bristol Rovers and Shrewsbury and was only beaten from the penalty spot in four games.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) – striker

Three of the four goals from a striker known as much for his aerial power were things of beauty. Yet even a poised finish at Doncaster and a rasping shot against Bradford couldn’t compare with his magical ball juggling and volley at Portsmouth.

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) - striker

Veins of form do not come much richer. Six goals and two assists in six games for the 25-year-old who scored every type of goal, including a lovely individual effort against Burton, to help lift Argyle out of the relegation zone.

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Most Read Football

Saturday's best bets1

Saturday's bets of the day

Our team unveil their fancies for Saturday's sport, including Matt Brocklebank's best bet at Ascot and a speculative 66/1 chance from the world of golf.

Check out this weekend's Sporting Life Accumulator
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Sporting Life Accumulator

Our Sporting Life Accumulator for Saturday's football involves four EFL teams, enhanced to 20/1 with Sky Bet.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package
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Saturday's Premier League tips

Mark your card for Saturday's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League with the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each game.

The latest done deals and transfer rumours with Sporting Life
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Keep up with all the latest transfer news reports and rumours along with the details of all the done deals and latest betting odds.

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