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Paul Tisdale: MK Dons boss named League Two Manager of the Month

Paul Tisdale has won the managerial award in League Two. Credit: PA

MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale has been named the League Two Manager of the Month for October.

The Dons picked up an impressive 16 points from a possible 18 in the month to move into the automatic promotion places.

It's the first time that a Dons manager has won the prize since Karl Robinson did it in April 2015.

Tisdale saw off competition from Colchester United boss John McGreal, Northampton Town's Keith Curle and Tranmere Rovers manger Micky Mellon, but Dons forward Chuks Aneke missed out on the player award to Grimsby Town goalkeeper James McKeown.

MK Dons are currently second in League Two. Credit: PA

“Coming into a new club, you always hope to hit the ground running and we’ve done that," Tisdale said.

“Certainly, as a manager, you don’t do everything yourself. It’s down to my colleagues as well - the team behind the team - who do a lot of the work. My colleagues have worked extremely hard and this is as much down to them as it is to me - so thank you to them.”

In League One, Luton Town boss Nathan Jones was overlooked for the managerial award, with the prize going to Coventry City's Mark Robins instead.

Norwich City's Timm Klose was shortlisted for the Championship Player of the Month, but that went to Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.