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Hughes and Hartley nominated for awards

John Hughes has been nominated for February League One manager of the month Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Hartlepool United manager John Hughes and defender Peter Hartley have both been shortlisted for League One awards for the month of February.

Hughes, who became Pools boss in November last year, has been nominated for Manager of the Month. While Hartley has been put forward in the Player of the Month category.

It follows an incredible run of results for Pools. Of their six league games during last month, the club recorded four wins and two draws. That form has put Hartlepool just six points adrift of safety despite them spending the majority of the season at the bottom of the table.


  • Hartlepool United 2-1 Notts County - Sat 2nd
  • Swindon Town 1-1 Hartlepool United - Sat 9th
  • Hartlepool United 0-0 Portsmouth - Tue 12th
  • Hartlepool United 2-1 Leyton Orient - Sat 16th
  • Scunthorpe United 1-2 Hartlepool United - Sat 23rd
  • Hartlepool United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra - Tue 26th
Peter Hartley has been nominated for February League One player of the month Credit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS Sport

The nominations for the League One manager and player of the month awards for February is as follows:

Manager of the Month

  • John Hughes (Hartlepool United)
  • Gary Johnson (Yeovil Town)
  • Dean Smith (Walsall)

Player of the Month

  • Febian Brandy (Walsall)
  • Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United)
  • Paddy Madden (Yeovil Town)

Winners will be announced on Friday 15th March at 9am.