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BRENTFORD DUO UP FOR SKY BET AWARDS

5 February 2014

Brentford pair Mark Warburton and Marcello Trotta nominated for Sky Bet League One Manager and Player of the Month awards for January

Continuing good form has earned Brentford Manager Mark Warburton and striker Marcello Trotta special recognition.

Brentford are unbeaten in 18 Sky Bet League One matches, a run that now stretches back four months.

They have won 15 of those, taking 48 points from the last 54 on offer and are top of the table.

This run has earned Mark a nomination for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for January.

And Marcello Trotta has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month award for January.

Mark will be looking to complete an extraordinary double.

He was named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for December, exactly a month after taking charge.

Mark was named Brentford Manager on December 10, a few days after former boss Uwe Rösler left the role.

Uwe himself had been named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for November, recognition for the start of the current run.

Brentford have won eight and drawn two of Mark’s first ten games in charge.

In January Brentford won four of their five League One matches.

The month started with a win away from home against Peterborough United and that was followed by home wins against Port Vale, Gillingham and Bristol City.

The Bees also drew away from home against Walsall.

They started February with a draw away to Shrewsbury Town that does not count for this award.

Mark has been nominated alongside Joe Dunne, of Colchester United, Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade and Walsall Manager Dean Smith.

Marcello scored three goals for The Bees in January and set up two more.

He scored in all three home wins – the vital first against Port Vale, what proved to be the winner, from the penalty spot, against Gillingham and the killer third in a 3-1 win against Bristol City.

He set up Sam Saunders for a goal in the win at Peterborough and Will Grigg for the second against Port Vale.

Marcello has scored seven goals in his last nine games, continuing his goal scoring run with one in the draw at Shrewsbury.

Marcello has been nominated alongside Peterborough striker Nicky Ajose, Leyton orient defender Scott Cuthbert and James Tavernier, of Rotherham United.

If Marcello wins he will be the second Brentford player in a row to pick up the award after Sam Saunders was named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for December.

The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday, January 7.


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