SWINDON Town manager Richie Wellens has been named League Two Manager of the Month for November while striker Eoin Doyle scooped the Player of the Month prize for the second time in a row.

Wellens’ side were fifth at the start of November, but three wins from three matches - scoring six goals in the process - lifted them to the top of League Two and stretched their winning streak to five games.

Out of the six goals scored by Town in November, Doyle netted four - all of which were decisive in Swindon's three November fixtures.

Speaking to the EFL after being presented with his award, Wellens said: "The most important thing for us in November was going unbeaten.

"I was frustrated to go out of the cup, but in the league we had a good run and had some good results against good sides.

"Monthly awards don’t mean too much to me because it’s only one month in the season – you could be rubbish the rest of it.

"We just want to take this run into the rest of December."

Former Town manager Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, and the man who almost led the club into the Championship back in 2010 was full of praise for Wellens and his management team.

Wilson said: "November was a great month for Richie, his team and the Swindon faithful.

"In October, they struggled with a lot of injuries to key players, but they now look to be getting players back and hitting some rhythm.

"Richie and his experienced staff (including Paul Jewell) will know it's too early for predictions, but will take great comfort knowing they are on the front foot and their hard work is paying off."

On winning back-to-back awards, frontman Doyle said: "It’s obviously great to win again.

"To be honest, the players around me make me look good. If you look at pretty much all of my goals this season, they’re tap-ins!

"The service here is the best in the league, we create a lot of chances and it just happens to be me on the end of them.

"Jerry Yates does a lot of work and has scored some great goals recently but we have hard work and quality all over the pitch."