SWINDON Town head coach Ben Garner has missed out on the League Two manager of the month award for October.

The Town boss was nominated alongside Port Vale's Darrell Clarke, Exeter City's Matt Taylor, and Walsall's Matt Taylor.

Vale boss Clarke took home the prize despite Garner's Town matching the Valiants' record of 13 points from six games throughout October.

Swindon beat Forest Green Rovers, Bristol Rovers, Oldham Athletic, and Sutton United - all away from home - while drawing to Rochdale and beating League One Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Trophy.

With a loss at home to Bradford Town's only blip, Garner was nominated as one of the top four managers in the division.

However, a stellar month for Vale - who scored at least three in five of their six games - as they plundered 17 goals in all added to their 13 October points.

Clarke said: “I’m really pleased to win the award for a second consecutive month, once again it’s all down to a great collective effort from everyone involved in the club, from my players and backroom staff, to the owners and supporters."

The League Two player of the month award went to Newport County's Dom Telford after he scored eight goals and assisted another in a memorable month for the former Plymouth Argyle forward.

Garner's misfortune means Richie Wellens remains the last Town boss to win a monthly award after he scooped the League Two manager of the month prize for November 2019.