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Bolton Wanderers' Phil Parkinson and Sammy Ameobi receive monthly award nominations

Wanderers earn recognition for their form in October

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Thanks to their four game unbeaten run in October, Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson and winger Sammy Ameobi have received nominations for Manager of the Month and Player of the Month respectively.

A first win of the season against Sheffield Wednesday was followed by three decent draws as Wanderers managed to close the gap between themselves and 21st place.

Parky proved in October that the board were right to stick with him.

The EFL stated on their site about Parkinson:

"Parkinson has worked tirelessly to inject life into his side after an abject start to the season. A first win, over Sheffield Wednesday, was followed by three draws in an unbeaten month which restored hope."

Parkinson faces competition for the award from QPR boss Ian Holloway, Brentford manager Dean Smith and Derby County's Gary Rowett.

Up for Player of the Month is Sammy Ameobi, whose return sparked Wanderers' upturn in form. Three goals in four games rightfully earned him a nomination. The EFL wrote this about Sammy:

"Staged his own goal of the month competition with two glorious strikes among his three goals as he sparked Bolton’s revival. Prepared to run at and take on defenders, his efforts against Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland were simply stunning."

Ameobi has stiff competition for the award, with Leo Bonatini from Wolves, Lewis Grabban from Sunderland and Richard Keogh from Derby County also receiving nominations.

The winners will be revealed on Friday.