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Duo Shortlisted

6 September 2016

John and Brennan up for monthly awards.

Colchester United duo John McGreal and Brennan Dickenson have been shortlisted for EFL monthly awards.

The U's enjoyed a productive August, ending the month in fourth place to establish themselves among the early pace setters.

And, as a result, John and summer signing Brennan have been shortlisted for August's Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively.

The winners of August's awards will be announced on Friday. Here's who they're up against:-

August Manager of the Month

Jim Bentley (Morecambe)
Used the seaside sunshine to prepare his side well for the new season. Four wins from five games sent them top of League Two with style and substance. Both were plentiful in the comeback 3-2 win at Lancastrian rivals Accrington.

Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
Convincing 3-0 away victories at Plymouth and Cambridge helped Jones’ men to 10 points from five games and sent them second in the table. After taking over in January, he has now established himself as a young manager of promise.

John McGreal (Colchester United)
New to his post, his first month in charge proved a productive one with three wins and a draw from five games. Has quickly instilled solidity at the back with only five league goals conceded in August by a defence which let in 99 last season.

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town)
Picked up where he left off last season and reinforced his growing managerial reputation by guiding Mansfield to a 10-point haul from their opening five fixtures, which included away victories at Newport and Leyton Orient.

August Player of the Month

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) – midfielder
Began the season back to his dynamic best, tirelessly roaming the midfield for his team. Handed the captain’s armband, he scored a superb equaliser in the draw with Crawley, one of two August goals to go with three assists.

Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) – winger
Released by Gillingham in the summer, Dickenson has become a firm favourite in Essex already with three goals and an assist in his first five games. Loves to attack full-backs and fire over crosses as much as he relishes scoring himself.

Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) - winger
Substitute in the first two games, the 20-year-old has quickly established himself with his direct running at opposition players. His exciting dribbling skills and sureshot finishing saw him score stunning individual goals at Stevenage and Newport.

Barry Roche (Morecambe) – goalkeeper
The solid foundation upon which Morecambe's rise to the top of League Two was based. Outstanding against Yeovil and Accrington, he eclipsed those performances with a series of breathtaking saves in the 2-0 win over Portsmouth.

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