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Millers nominated for double award

5 March 2014

Steve Evans and Lee Frecklington both nominated...

Rotherham United boss Steve Evans and midfield playmaker Lee Frecklington have been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively.

The Millers have had an impressive February with Evans leading his troops to three wins and one draw.

Rotherham began the month by beating high-flyers Leyton Orient before taking maximum points from games with Stevenage and Carlisle United. They ended the month with a notable point at fellow promotion chasers Preston North End.

At the heart of the success has been the form of Frecklington who notched a brace in the 3-3 draw at Deepdale, his most notable contribution of yet another month of impressive performances.

“When a manager gets nominated it is always a sign of a team getting results, playing attractive football and getting things right,” boss Evans told

“If I am fortunate enough to get the award then it is really down to the players and my staff as well.”

The nominations in full are as follows:
Nigel Clough (Sheffield United)
A frantically busy February combined four wins from five games with FA Cup progress as United embraced their manager’s principles of hard work and solidarity. His team kept four clean sheets and moved up to mid-table.

Steve Evans (Rotherham United)
His attacking principles were on full show as Rotherham continued their free-scoring ways. They hit at least two goals in every February game, including victory over Leyton Orient, for a haul of 10 points from four matches.

Simon Grayson (Preston North End)
An emotional month for all concerned at Deepdale was made a touch easier by performances on the pitch. Grayson instilled consistency into his team as they collected three wins and three draws for 12 points in February.

Kenny Jackett (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Circumstances limited his team to three games in the month, but he masterminded a pivotal 3-0 victory at promotion rivals Brentford as Wolves picked up maximum points without conceding a goal to move top of Sky Bet League 1.

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