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Gareth earns Manager of the Month nomination

Blues boss shortlisted after collecting 10 points from 12 in November.

4 December 2018

Gareth Ainsworth has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month award after guiding the Chairboys to three wins and a draw in their four league games in November.

Wanderers ended Peterborough's unbeaten away record before holding title favourites Sunderland to a draw at the Stadium of Light, and then seeing off last season's defeated play-off finalists Shrewsbury and League 2 champions Accrington.

He's up against Charlton's Lee Bowyer, Kenny Jackett of Portsmouth, and Nathan Jones at Luton for the prize, which will be announced on Friday morning.

The Sky Bet shortlist reads as follows:

Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
Trips to Sunderland and Accrington, as well the visit of away day specialists Peterborough looked daunting for Ainsworth’s team. Luckily, he didn’t buy into that theory and led his side to 10 points from four unbeaten games.

Lee Bowyer (Charlton Athletic)
A perfect month for Charlton and for Bowyer who led his side into the play-off positions with four wins from four games. Has built a team with a solid defensive foundation, as evidenced by just two goals conceded in the month.

Kenny Jackett (Portsmouth)
Just three games for Jackett’s men in November, but they won them all to maintain their position at the top of League One. Has instilled a consistency of performance as well as points gathering, with only one goal conceded.

Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
His side continued its free-scoring ways, finding the net 12 times and collecting 10 points from four games. Utterly dominant at Kenilworth Road, he has fashioned a side which refuses to ease up, always looking for more goals.


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