Vale boss up for Manager of the Month award

Port Vale boss John Askey has been nominated for the League Two manager of the month award for March.

The Valiants picked up 11 points out of a possible 18 during that time.

It followed a difficult period that saw the club slide towards the relegation zone.

Under Askey, their recent form has seen them move to third in the form table for the past seven games in the league. 

They are now 10 points clear of the drop zone.

Announcing the nomination, the EFL said: "Having had his confidence shaken by an ill-fated spell at Shrewsbury and a poor start at Vale, he deserves huge respect for inspiring a turnaround at Vale Park with 11 points gained from six games to move away from trouble."

Speaking to Signal Sport, Askey said: "It is not just down to the manager, it is down to the efforts of the players on the pitch and the rest of the staff.

"Considering where I was four weeks ago, this was the last thing I was thinking about.

"What it shows is that we are doing well, and doing well at the right time, which means we have a great chance of staying up now."

Askey is up against Lincoln's Danny Cowley, Tranmere's Micky Mellon and MK Dons Paul Tisdale for the accolade.

The winner will be announced on Friday (12 April).

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