Adams and Carey Get Nominated
CURSE? What curse?
Derek Adams and Graham Carey have been nominated as October's manager and player of the month respectively in Sky Bet League Two.
Adams is nominated for the manager of the month award for the second month in a row. He won the award for Argyle's four wins and a draw in September, then defied the mythical curse by attaining the same points total October. He faces strong competition, though, as still-unbeaten Carlisle won all five of their games in October, seemingly making their manager Keith Curle the favourite for the nod. Cheltenham's Gary Johnson is nominated following their own unbeaten month yielded nine points, while Yeovil's Darren Way makes up the shortlist. After losing 4-1 to Argyle at the start of the month, the Glovers did not concede another goal, winning three games 1-0 and drawing the other 0-0.
Last year's Pilgrim of the Year Graham Carey is Argyle's top goalscorer this in 2016-17 so far. He reached seven for the season with three goals in October, with a penalty double at Newport following a wonder strike against Yeovil. He was felled for one of those penalties, and provided the final pass for a further six goals in the month.
Carey's competitors are John Akinde of Barnet, Jason Kennedy of Carlisle, and Cambridge goalkeeper Will Norris. Akinde scored five goals for Barnet in the month - he has scored 12 of Barnet's 20 goals in the league this season - while Kennedy matched that total from midfield for Carlisle. Norris' Cambridge had a mixed month of results, and conceded a single goal in every game. However, Norris saved three penalties included two in injury time in the same game against Accrington.
The winners will be announced on Friday, November 11.