Duo shortlisted for Sky Bet Championship manager and player of month honours
Mick McCarthy has been nominated for the Championship Manager of the Month for August, while Ryan Fraser has been shortlisted for the Player of the Month award.
It’s the third time inside a year that Town have had nominations in both categories for the month, with Mick winning the Manager of the Month for September 2014 and Tyrone Mings picking up the player award at the same time.
Mick was also shortlisted for the award in December 2014 while Daryl Murphy came out on top in the player category in that month.
Ryan has scored three goals for Blues since arriving on a season long loan from Bournemouth in the summer, including a sensational winner at Preston.
He faces competition from Birmingham midfielder Stephen Gleeson, Michael Keane at Burnley and Kazenga LuaLua at Brighton.
This is Mick’s fourth nomination for the award over the last 12 months, with a shortlisted appearance in November as well as December last year, following on from that September success.
His rivals for August 2015 silverware are Steve Bruce at Hull, Chris Hughton at Brighton and Chris Ramsey at QPR.