Blackpool striker Jerry Yates and Fleetwood Town boss Simon Grayson miss out on monthly awards to Gillingham duo

In-form Blackpool striker Jerry Yates has missed out on the EFL’s League One player of the month award to Gillingham’s Vadaine Oliver.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 6:00 am

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In-form Blackpool striker Jerry Yates has missed out on the EFL’s League One player of the month award to Gillingham’s Vadaine Oliver.

Yates was recognised for his March form after finding the back of the net on four occasions for the Seasiders.

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Sunderland defender Luke O’Nien and Peterborough United’s attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics were also up for the award.

But Oliver, who bagged a mightily impressive eight goals for the Gills in March, is the winner.

His manager Steve Evans, meanwhile, is the recipient of the manager of the month award, seeing off competition from Fleetwood Town boss Simon Grayson, who picked up 13 points from six games in March.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson and Hull City chief Grant McCann were also nominated.

Yates and Grayson were both nominated for the EFL's awards for March

Blackpool legend Ian Evatt, now manager of Bolton Wanderers, takes the manager of the month award in League Two having guided the Trotters to five wins and a draw from their six unbeaten games.

The judging panel for the awards comprised of former Barnsley manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL communications director Mark Rowan and SkyBet EFL trader Ivor Davies.

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