Football: Rochdale manager and defender shortlisted for Sky Bet League One awards

Date published: 02 May 2019

Rochdale AFC’s new manager and defender Jim McNulty have been shortlisted for the Sky Bet League One Manager and Player of the Month awards.

Brian Barry-Murphy, who was appointed Dale’s new manager in April, has been nominated for the Manager of the Month.

His nomination reads: Made his players believe they could put together a run of results that would drag them clear of the relegation places. Instilled the defensive confidence to keep four clean sheets and fully earned the manager’s job on a permanent basis.

Barry-Murphy is up against Lee Bowyer (Charlton Athletic), Kenny Jackett (Portsmouth) and Daniel Stendel (Barnsley).


Jimmy McNulty
Jim McNulty


Jim McNulty, central defender, has been nominated for the Player of the Month award, up against midfielder Alex Mowatt (Barnsley), striker Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) and striker Lyle Taylor (Charlton Athletic).

His nomination reads: The rock at the heart of a defence which tightened up in April and kept four clean sheets in six games. Brave and whole-hearted, he reads the game superbly – witness his goal-line clearance against Wycombe which set up Dale’s 1-0 victory.

All winners will be announced on Friday 3 May 2019.

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