March Together

DEREK Adams and Graham Carey have been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two Manager and Player awards for March.

Argyle gaffer Derek is on a short-list of four for the monthly award, alongside Crewe Alexandra's David Artell; Gary Bowyer, of Blackpool; and Accrington Stanley's John Coleman.

The citation recognises that Derek "guided his side skilfully through a horrendous-looking March fixture-list in which they faced five fellow promotion contenders. Highlighted by a 1-0 win at leaders Doncaster, they managed 13 points and four clean sheets from six games."

Graham's fellow nominees are Blackpool winger Brad Potts; Stevenage midfielder Charlie Lee; and Shay McCartan, the Accrington striker.

Graham's nomination reads: "With another stellar month in which he set up two goals and scored three himself, including perfectly flighted finishes against Mansfield and Morecambe, the easy-on-the-eye playmaker now stands in double figures in goals and assists."

The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday.

The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley; Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon; and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.