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4 October 2017

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne and striker Kieffer Moore have been nominated for the manager of the month and player of the month awards for September.

The Millers manager will be up against former team mate Paul Hurst, Bradford’s Stuart McCall and Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray after leading the Millers to five wins from seven games.

Moore has continued his amazing run in front of goal to secure his second nomination this season. The striker is up against former Miller Richie Smallwood, Wigan winger Michael Jacobs and Portsmouth front-man Brett Pitman.

Here is a full rundown for both awards:

The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:

Paul Hurst (Shrewsbury Town)
Only a late Blackburn equaliser denied Hurst’s Shrewsbury side a magical seven wins from seven games in the month. His superbly drilled team sit on top of League One. The belief his players have in him is clear for all to see.

Stuart McCall (Bradford City)
Losing a Wembley play-off final often haunts a team for months. McCall has dispelled any lingering gloom brilliantly, blending new signings to a trusted core of players and guiding Bradford to a 16-point haul from seven games.

Tony Mowbray (Blackburn Rovers)
After two successive losing seasons at Ewood Park which culminated in May’s relegation, instilling new hope is not easy. Mowbray has managed it quietly yet skilfully, lifting the mood as Rovers earned 13 points from a possible 18.

Paul Warne (Rotherham United)
Nobody felt the hurt of Rotherham’s relegation more than Warne. It underscored his determination to make amends this season. His side’s five wins in seven games, scoring 15 goals in the process, show that he is on the right track.

The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) – winger
An outstanding month from a player whose imagination and unpredictability make him almost impossible to mark. Equally happy dribbling or dinking a pass into his strikers, his two goals included a stunning 30-yard winner against Northampton.

Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) – striker
Five goals and two assists in seven games earned Moore a second successive nomination. Powerful in the air and bullish on the ground, the on-loan Ipswich striker is the focal point of a free-scoring Rotherham attack.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) – striker
Brought to Fratton Park to score goals, Pitman did exactly that in September with six in seven games. A classic predator, he broke his nose scoring his first goal against Fleetwood, but stayed on and added a second with a lovely curler.

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) - defensive midfielder
The 26-year-old has quickly earned himself cult hero status at Ewood Park with his non-stop tackling style. Breaking up play and winning the ball for others, he also managed an assist and a clever volleyed goal in the 3-0 win at Rochdale.


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