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Dunne Gets Nomination

5 February 2014

U's boss in January shortlist.

Two wins and a draw from the U's three fixtures in January have put Dunne on the four man shortlist.

Joe Dunne has been nominated for the Manager of the Month Award.

Joe Dunne (Colchester United)

The four nominees for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award:

The Irishman has quietly built an attacking side at Colchester. The U’s picked up seven points from three games which included convincing 3-0 and 4-2 wins over Gillingham and Carlisle United, respectively, to move up the table.

Russell Slade (Leyton Orient)

Made astute transfer window signings to cover injuries in his squad and fitted in the new arrivals so seamlessly that Orient picked up a maximum 12 points from four matches, conceding just a solitary goal in the process.

Dean Smith (Walsall)

A difficult-looking January fixture list was made to look easy in a month unbeaten. The highlight was a 5-1 away win at Notts County. Has drawn consistency from his players which helped to lift Walsall into the Play-Off places.

Mark Warburton (Brentford)

He is making Sky Bet Football League management look easy, picking up another 13 points from five unbeaten matches in January. Has made a confident transition into the job, quickly earning the respect of his players.

Winners will be announced on Friday 7th February.

The judging panel comprises massively experienced Football League manager Dave Bassett; Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins

Sky Bet are Title Sponsor of The Football League. The sponsorship includes a Revenue Share deal with all 72 member clubs.

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