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McCarthy and Waghorn Nominated for Awards
Thursday, 7th Sep 2017 06:15

Town boss Mick McCarthy has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for August, while summer signing Martyn Waghorn is up for the Player of the Month gong.

The Blues picked up 12 points from 15 in the opening month of the campaign and ended August in second place.

McCarthy, 58, is up against Cardiff manager Neil Warnock, whose side top the division with a 100 per cent record, new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen, whose team are third and unbeaten a point behind the Blues, and another summer appointee, Nuno Espírito Santo, whose Wolves side are fourth with 10 points.

The Town boss has previously won the award five times, once with Sunderland, twice with Wolves and in September 2014 and November 2015 while with the Blues.

Waghorn, 27, joined Town from Rangers in August and scored four goals in his first three Championship games before drawing a blank in the 2-0 defeat to Fulham in the month’s final match.

The former Rangers striker is up against Cardiff midfielder Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who also scored four Championship goals in the opening month - plus another in the Carabao Cup - Sheffield United frontman Billy Sharp, who again netted four times and Preston defender Darnell Fisher. The winners of both awards will be announced on Friday morning.

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The_Romford_Blue added 06:19 - Sep 7
As well as McCarthy and Wags have done, it's a formality that Colin will win the MOTM award and Mendez-Laing will likely win the players award.

But oh well.. mick will get septembers award as we go top..

SpiritOfJohn added 06:52 - Sep 7
Can't argue with the managers on that shortlist.
Regarding the players it seems to be a simple job of looking up who has scored the most goals so well done to the Preston defender for getting a mention.
Has a goalkeeper ever won player of the month?

12th_Man added 08:51 - Sep 7
That's us lossing on Saturday now

timkatieadamitfc added 09:42 - Sep 7
I have been one to moan over the last few seasons, especially about our style of play. But I think MM is trying to get us playing a better style of football and considering the unbelievable injuries/sickness at the club it is a miracle where we are in the league(don't want to here we haven't played anyone yet,Barnsley thrashing Sunderland Millwall thrashing Norwich both of whom we have beaten away). So even if we do lose a few, until he has a mostly fully fit squad to choose from I think we should stop calling for his head and get right behind the team. A 20.000 + plus crowd at Portman road is a brilliant place to be and we have done incredible so far, COYB.

Bluewelshman added 09:43 - Sep 7
Warnock will win it, but that means the curse will hit Cardiff, and we will have an opportunity to go top, or...the curse isn't real...maybe...woooooo.

bluerthanthou added 10:09 - Sep 7
Something something dinosaur something Skusey something something ruined Freddie Sears something

Bad_Boy_Mark added 10:11 - Sep 7
Really pleased for Mick and Waggy but am I wrong in thinking that both Garner and McGoldrick could have also been nominated as both have been in excellent form?

Maybe I am looking at them both with blue-tinted spectacles but Garner has scored crucial goals and McGoldrick has been as consistently excellent as I've seen for a long time. His skill in beating 2 players and the goalkeeper at Millwall and setting up Waggy for a tap-in was a sensation moment that will live long in the memory!

dirtydingusmagee added 11:58 - Sep 7
MUCK FEE, the times they ARE a changing, lets hope when we get back to playing we can still do the business. COYB

unknown100 added 13:40 - Sep 7
Waghorn yes, McCarthy has done amazing but Cardiff have won all games so think he will just get pipped to the line- nothing to be taken away from McCarthy though- he's silenced a lot of us including me! Hopefully we will continue to push on as we've had fairly favourable fixtures!

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