Keith Curle nominated for Sky Bet monthly awardCarlisle United are delighted to confirm that we've made it a double-header as manager Keith Curle goes forward as a nomination for the Sky Bet League Two October Manager of the Month award.
Curle becomes the first United boss since 2008 to be nominated for the award following an amazing start to the season which included a run of six victories in all competitions through October.
Speaking about the nomination this morning, he said: "I know it gets said a lot, but this is recognition for the work put in by the coaching staff, the players, the supporters and everyone at the football club who has helped to create an environment where we are able to go out and perform to the best of our ability.
"This season has been about meeting challenges head on and, when you do that, it tends to bring good things with it. It's not just about the manager, it's about everyone pulling together and finding ways to get the job done. We have that at Brunton Park at the moment and, let me tell you, it's a fantastic place to do your work."
The managers nominated are:
Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)
A second successive monthly nomination for the Scot whose side again collected 13 points from a possible 15 to establish a four-point lead at the top. Argyle did it in style, too, scoring at least two goals in every game.
Keith Curle (Carlisle United)
Not content with equalling a club record for unbeaten games to start the season, he inspired his side to claim sole possession of Carlisle history with five wins from five and 13 goals in a perfect month as they moved into second place.
Gary Johnson (Cheltenham Town)
His experience told him not to fret when Cheltenham struggled on their return to the Sky Bet EFL. Guided his team through five unbeaten games in October, collecting nine points to move out of the relegation places.
Darren Way (Yeovil Town)
Building on last season’s impressive managerial debut was never going to be easy. Way’s patience and belief in his methods was rewarded with 10 points from five games, including successive 1-0 victories over Wycombe, Newport and Crewe.