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Spireites Duo Nominated for Awards

4 February 2014

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Gary Roberts and Paul Cook have been nominated to receive the Sky Bet League 2 January Player of the Month and Manager of the Month respectively.

Roberts Rediscovered his early season form to inspire Chesterfield’s charge to the top of the table. He offered a creative spark and scored in four separate games, including a delightfully-hooked lob in the 3-1 win at Northampton Town.

The midfielder goes up against strong competition for the award in the form of Ryan Clarke (Oxford United), John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) and Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

The Player of the Month judging panel comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins.

Cook led his side to top spot in the division as they earned three wins and a draw in five games, scoring 11 goals in the process. Stayed calm during the early winter months and now has his players believing in themselves again.

The Spireites boss has been nominated for the award alongside Graham Alexander (Fleetwood Town), Phil Brown (Southend United) and Russ Wilcox (Scunthorpe United).

The Manager of the Month judging panel comprises massively experienced Football League manager Dave Bassett; Sky Sports Football League expert Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Director Dixon and Sky Bet Head of Football Wiggins.

Winners of both the awards will be announced on Friday, February 7.

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