Crewe boss up for manager of the month award

Crewe's Dave Artell has been shortlisted for the League Two manager of the month award for August.

Revealing the nomination, the EFL said: "As a former Crewe player, Artell understands the need for patience at Gresty Road.

"Last season’s progress of his young side has been built upon with the help of key experienced signings to begin with 12 points from six games."

He is up against Grimsby Town's Michael Jolley - the side The Alex beat on Saturday.

Mike Flynn of Newport County, and Exeter City's Matt Taylor are also in the running - the only two teams currently above Crewe in the League Two table.

The winner will be announced on Friday (13 September).

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