Chesterfield manager, Paul Cook, and versatile midfielder, Gary Roberts, have been nominated for Skybet League 2 Manager of the Month and Player of the Month respectively.Cook's confident, assured Spireites side have scored exactly two goals in all five of their games, enough for four wins and a draw, with significant victories coming over potential promotion rivals Southend United and Portsmouth to lead League 2.
The Manager of the Month award will be judged by former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley; Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Deputy Chief Operating Officer Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins.
Roberts' driving runs and dribbling trickery inspired Chesterfield's stellar month. The midfielder's three goals included turning defenders inside out to score against Cheltenham Town and curling home a sumptuous free-kick against Southend.
The Player of the Month judging panel consists of Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Deputy Chief Operating Officer Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins
The winners will be announced on Sky Sports News on Friday morning.