Evatt & Baptiste Nominated for EFL Monthly Awards

  • April 07, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Ian Evatt is amongst the nominees for March's League Two Manager of the Month award, while Alex Baptiste is in the running for Player of the Month.

Evatt, who has been named Manager of the Month twice already this season - in November and February, respectively - guided Wanderers to five wins and one draw as they ended the month just outside the automatic promotion places following victory at Forest Green Rovers.

He faces competition from counterparts Derek Adams (Morecambe), Rob Kelly (Barrow) and Alex Revell (Stevenage) as he seeks to become the first boss to win consecutive awards since Ryan Lowe did so with Bury in January and February 2019.

Baptiste, meanwhile, has won over many of his doubters as the season has progressed - striking up an outstanding central defensive partnership with Ricardo Santos, who took February's Player of the Month award.

The 35-year-old started all six of the Trotters' games in March, as they recorded three clean sheets in the process.

Nominated alongside Baptiste is Patrick Brough (Barrow), Wes Hoolahan (Cambridge United) and Matt Jay (Exeter City).

The winners are due to be revealed on Friday morning.

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
14 Charlton Athletic 21 26
15 Cambridge United 21 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 24
18 Lincoln City 20 21
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Poll

Who is Bolton's 2020/21 Player of the Year?
56.86% Ricardo Santos
17.79% Matt Gilks
10.64% Alex Baptiste
9.94% Eoin Doyle
2.52% Antoni Sarcevic
1.54% Gethin Jones
0.42% Nathan Delfouneso
0.28% Ryan Delaney