Manager Micky Adams and striker Tom Pope have been named as the nPower League Two manager and player of the month for September.
Adams steered the Valiants to 13 points out of a possible total of eighteen, while striker Pope scored seven goals during a prolific calendar month.
It is the third time Adams has been named as manager of the month while with Port Vale, but this award is Pope’s first-ever monthly award.
npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins told the official Football League website: “Micky and Port Vale have treated their fans to a lot of goals this September and I’m sure they’ll be hopeful of more to come. Having a striker scoring goals is key to any side and with Tom Pope, Port Vale currently have the most prolific forward in the league. He’s had a couple of sensational individual performances, especially when putting four past Rotherham United and is clearly a deserved winner.”
Football League awards panel member Alan Curbishley commented: “Micky’s side have certainly impressed so far this season and recording 18 goals in just 6 games in September alone, makes this award truly deserving for Port Vale. They still trail Gillingham in the league, but if they can maintain this form, they’ll certainly be challenging for the title come the end of the season.”
Our congratulations to both of them.
Micky Adams awards while at Vale Park
- Sep 2010: League 2 manager of the month
- Nov 2010: League 2 manager of the month
- Dec 2011: Nominated for League 2 manager of the month
- Sep 2012: League 2 manager of the month