Jim pipped for award

JIM Magilton was pipped to the Manager of the Month award for August by close pal and Championship rival Iain Dowie.The Blues boss lost out along with Blackpool's Simon Grayson to the Coventry City manager who has enjoyed an unbeaten four-game start to the season.

JIM Magilton was pipped to the Manager of the Month award for August by close pal and Championship rival Iain Dowie.

The Blues boss lost out along with Blackpool's Simon Grayson to the Coventry City manager who has enjoyed an unbeaten four-game start to the season.

While the Blues and Sky Blues are joint-top of the table with identical points and goal difference, City progressed to the third round of the Carling Cup unlike Town, who went out to MK Dons.

Dennis Wise took the League One accolade even though his side are bottom of the division.

Leeds started with a minus 15 points but have won their opening three league games.

Wise refuses to accept the award saying “nothing from the Football League is going anywhere near my mantelpiece”.

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