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Paul Tisdale shortlisted for September League 2 Manager of the Month

7 October 2014

City boss nominated for monthly gong

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been named on the four-man shortlist for the League 2 Manager of the Month for September 2014.

After a difficult start to the month with a home defeat against Mansfield, Exeter have since been unbeaten.  A home draw with Oxford United followed the next weekend, before a first win of the season came in a midweek tie at Cambridge.

That was followed closely by another victory at Prenton Park, defeating former assistant Rob Edwards’ Tranmere Rovers side, and the month was rounded up with a first home win of the season – toppling the League 2 leaders Bury at St James Park.

The other three candidates are as follows:

Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
He has banished memories of last season’s struggles in style, guiding his side through an unbeaten month to garner 11 points and move up to second in Sky Bet League 2.  Their defensive solidity was demonstrated by conceding just two goals.

Phil Brown (Southend United)
After his side’s indifferent start, Brown guided them calmly to a draw and then four successive wins in a September to remember at Roots Hall.  His astute signings of young players has re-invigorated the team.

Dave Flitcroft (Bury)
Flitcroft embraced expectations around Gigg Lane and the tag of promotion favourites.  Flitcroft told players to express themselves which they did in a convincing 3-1 home win against high-flying Burton Albion to collect 10 points from five games.

The winner will be announced on Friday 10th October 2014.
The judging panel is chaired by former Football League manager Dave Bassett with Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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