Award Nominations For Nigel And Wes

City manager Nigel Pearson and captain Wes Morgan are both in the running for monthly awards with Football League sponsors npower.

After four wins in five games for the Foxes during September, Nigel is in contention to be named npower Championship Manager of the Month, while skipper Wes is in line for the npower Championship Player of the Month honour.

The double nomination comes after an outstanding start to the season for City, who went into the international break second in the table after 10 games, just a point behind leaders Cardiff City.

And Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is among Pearson’s rivals for the managerial award, having steered the Welsh outfit to four wins and a draw during the month. Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman completes the three-man shortlist, having matched that sequence of results to establish the Eagles among the early-season pace-setters.

In the players’ category, Morgan – a pillar of consistency in the Foxes defence – finds himself up against Palace’s Glenn Murray and Brighton’s Bruno Saltor.

Murray plundered six goals during September during Palace’s impressive run, while Saltor’s attacking bursts from full-back were a key part in the Seagulls’ maximum points haul.

The winners will be announced on Friday 12 October.

The Manager of the Month award is decided by former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower Sponsorship Manager Emma Collins. The Player of the Month panel sees Emma Collins joined by Wolves legend Don Goodman, BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit and The Football League’s Head of Communications, John Nagle. 

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