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Close call for the boss!

3 October 2013

September nominations

Despite 10 points from a possible 12, manager Nigel Adkins has just missed out on a nomination for the Sky Bet Championship manager of the month award.

The boss can consider himself a touch unfortunate, and in fairness to the judging panel there were some very strong candidates - for example Harry Redknapp will also miss out with three wins and a draw for QPR. 

Nominess Sean Dyche, Nigel Pearson and Gianfranco Zola all picked up an impressive ten points in the month, while Steve Lomas registered nine points to bounce back impressively from his Millwall side's start to the season. 

Adkins' Royals have not lost in six League games, conceding only two goals in that run since the end of August. We have only conceded more than one goal on one occasion in the League this season, and our first nine games of the season represented our best start to a season in seven years. 

We now travel to League leaders Burnley on Saturday, and a cracking game is in store against a Clarets team who have not lost at home all season. Sean Dyche's side are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions and are unbeaten since the 24th of August.

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