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Hill Nominated For L1 Manager Of The Month

4 February 2015

Manager Keith Hill has been named amongst the nominees for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for January.

He has been shortlisted for the monthly award alongside Bristol City’s Steve Cotterill, Oldham Athletic Manager Lee Johnson and MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.

The winner will be announced on Friday.


Steve Cotterill (Bristol City)
In the month they reached Wembley, Cotterill’s side played just two league games. However, six points, six goals scored and none conceded kept them in the automatic promotion places with the swagger Cotterill has instilled.

Keith Hill (Rochdale)
Seven points from three unbeaten games was a return that kept ‘Dale in the Play-Off picture and on course for the highest league finish in the club’s history. Hill is a perfect fit with the club, insisting on entertainment as well as points.

Lee Johnson (Oldham Athletic)
Johnson maintained his side’s focus on the pitch during an awkward month off it. They scored at least two goals in each of their four January games, the highlight being a 3-0 win over Notts County, to re-ignite their promotion push in style.

Karl Robinson (MK Dons)
A busy month reaped 11 points from five unbeaten games, an 11-3 goals tally and leadership of Sky Bet League 1. Robinson jiggled his squad around seamlessly during the month, culminating in a 5-0 win at improving Crewe Alexandra.

The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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