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Wilcox & Burton up for awards

Iron boss Russ Wilcox and striker Deon Burton are amongst the nominations for League Two manager and player of the month respectively.

Burton is in a rich vein of form and has scored four times in a month which saw Scunthorpe climb to the League Two summit. He is up against Newport midfielder Michael Flynn, Exeter striker Tom Nicholls and Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner.

Wilcox is eight games unbeaten since taking over from Brian Laws in November and in December he oversaw two wins and two draws. The Iron looked set to take maximum points at Wycombe and Bury but refereeing decisions went against the Iron in both games and late goals meant they had to settle for a point in both fixtures.

He is up against Newport’s Justin Edinburgh, Burton’s Gary Rowett and Mark Yeates at Cheltenham.

The results will be revealed on Friday ahead of the Iron’s away trip to Mansfield.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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