Cobblers boss Page and midfielder Taylor nominated for September Sky Bet League One awards
Cobblers boss Rob Page and midfielder Matt Taylor have been nominated for the Sky Bet League One awards for September.
Page has been nominated in the manager of the month category, and is up against Bury boss Dave Flitcroft, Keith Hill of Rochdale, and a very familiar face in Sheffield United's Chris Wilder.
Page, who only took over at Sixfields in the summer, has made the list after a successful September for the Cobblers that saw them win four out of five matches, scoring 13 goals in the process.
The wins came over Milton Keynes Dons (3-2), Walsall (2-0), Southend United (4-0) and Swindon Town (3-1), while the one defeat was a 3-1 reverse at Chesterfield.
Of his rivals, Bury won five out of five under Flitcroft, former Cobblers boss Wilder steered the Blades to four wins and a draw, and Hill guided Dale to three wins, a draw and a defeat.
Central midfielder Taylor is up against Bradford City goalkeeper Colin Doyle, Scunthorpe United winger Josh Morris and Bury striker James Vaughan.
Taylor caught the eye in September with his general play and three goals, two of which were top quality free-kicks in the wins over Milton Keynes and Southend.
Bradford's Doyle has impressed between the sticks while Morris, who won this award in August, has continued his brilliant form with five more goals in September and Vaughan has notched four times for the Shakers.
The judging panel for the manager award is former Ipswich Town and Scotland manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL marketing director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet football trading manager Paul Lowery.
The panel deciding on the player award is Goodman, Dixon and Lowery.
The winners will be announced at 7am on Friday.