CITY manager Gary Bowyer has been pipped to the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award by Salford City's Graham Alexander as on-loan striker Eoin Doyle picked up the player gong for October.

Bowyer had been short-listed after the Bantams gained 2-1 victories over Swindon Town, Morecambe and Crawley Town last month - taking nine points from a possible 12 which allowed them to reach second at the weekend following their win over Exeter.

The Bantams boss had previously said that he has no interest in personal accolades and is firmly focused in the task ahead, beating Shrewsbury in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Alexander has reversed Salford's fortunes of late, managing to achieve 10 points in the month and lifting his side into the top half.

Doyle, who is currently on a season-long loan deal from the Bantams at League Two rivals Swindon, captured the award after scoring six goals in four games, which included a hat-trick against Crawley Town.

His 14 goals to date have put him top of the goalscoring charts - not just in League Two but the whole of the Football League.

Doyle said: “It feels great. It’s been an enjoyable season so far. It feels good to play in a team with a lot of flair, a lot of talent. It’s pretty beneficial to me.

“I don’t think it’s me to be honest with you. None of my goals have been spectacular, I think most of them have been inside the box! It’s just the talent that’s in the team around me. It’s a very good forward, attacking team and great for any striker.”

Elsewhere, Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley picked up the Championship prize while Peterborough's Darren Ferguson won the League One award.

Rochdale's Ian Henderson and Fulham's Alexander Mitrovic were the other individual winners in the EFL from the month.