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Kelly And Brough Shortlisted For Awards

7 April 2021

A photograph of Rob Kelly and Patrick Brou Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
Rob Kelly and Patrick Brough

The Bluebirds are in the running for a League Two awards double after Rob Kelly was nominated for Manager of the Month and Patrick Brough was named on the Player of the Month shortlist.

Caretaker boss Kelly once took the reins at The Progression Solicitors Stadium on a temporary basis at the end of February and he quickly set about turning around the Club’s form.

Four consecutive victories during March, including an eye-catching 2-0 triumph away at leaders Cheltenham Town, saw Kelly lead the team out of the division’s bottom two.

Kelly is up against a former Barrow boss to land the EFL’s League Two gong, after Bolton Wanderers’ Ian Evatt was also shortlisted for the prize following an impressive month at The University of Bolton Stadium.

Morecambe’s Derek Adams and Stevenage’s Alex Revell are the other candidates for the award, which will be judged by former Barnsley boss Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.

Meanwhile, defender Brough is among the front-runners for the divisional Player of the Month award after hitting top form during The Bluebirds’ recent resurgence.

As well as scoring both goals in the crucial home win over Mansfield Town, Brough’s athleticism in the left wing-back role has been one of the key features in recent weeks.

The Barrow star must fight off competition from Bolton Wanderers’ Alex Baptiste, Cambridge United’s Wes Hoolohan and Exeter City’s Matt Jay to land the prize.

The winners in both categories are set to be announced on Friday morning.


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