Gillingham boss Martin Allen and Oxford United starlet Jake Wright have been rewarded for their fine starts to this season, picking up the npower League 2 Manager and Player of the Month awards.

Under Allen's guidance, The Gills finished August with a 100% winning record, including two impressive away wins against Wycombe Wanderers and Dagenham & Redbridge. Oxford United have also enjoyed a strong start to the season, winning all three of their npower League 2 fixtures and conceding just one goal. Influential defender and captain Jake Wright has led by example so far this season with his own form and is duly rewarded.

npower Sponsorship Manager Emma Collins said: "We're delighted to present both Martin and Jake with their awards as recognition for their impressive starts to the season.

"Gillingham's fine form is even more impressive when you look at the number of away wins, while Jake has clearly played a key role in leading Oxford United's solid defence."

Speaking on Allen's solid start, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "You simply can't argue with Martin's impact at Gillingham. A 100% winning record is a great start and the away wins are a good indication that they could well challenge for promotion this year."

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