Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has been nominated for Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for August. The Alex boss is up against stiff competition from Paul Tisdale (Exeter), Michael Flynn (Newport County) and Darren Sarll (Stevenage) after their good starts to the new campaign. Winners from the EFL are announced on Friday 8th September.
And the nominations are…
David Artell (Crewe Alexandra)
Using the pre-season to mould last season’s strugglers into a more coherent team, Artell led Alex through an unbeaten August, garnering eight points from four games, which included a derby day win at local rivals Port Vale.
Mike Flynn (Newport County)
Living up the miraculous escape from relegation he inspired last season was a difficult-looking task for Flynn, particularly when County’s first three fixtures were away from home. As usual, he made light of it, guiding them to eight points from four games.
Darren Sarll (Stevenage)
Refused to allow his squad to dwell on dropping out of the play-off positions in the final weeks of last season. Instead, he built on the positives to steer Stevenage through an unbeaten August, with two victories and two draws.
Paul Tisdale (Exeter City)
Play-off final heartache in May was followed by young starlet Ollie Watkins leaving in pre-season. What could have been a feeling of gloom has been transformed into optimism by Tisdale. Ten points from their four opening games took Exeter top.