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npower has announced the winners of the players and managers awards for the npower Football League in August.

Sheffield Wednesday striker, Ryan Lowe, is the npower League 1 Player of the Month for August. Lowe netted four league goals and three in the Carling Cup for Bury before making a deadline day switch to Wednesday.

Sky Sports' Football League expert, Peter Beagrie, sits on the npower Player of the Month judging panel. He said: "Ryan was the top-scorer in League 2 last season and he has continued to score goals in a higher division this season."

In the npower Championship, Middlesbrough striker, Marvin Emnes, is the npower Player of the Month for August. Emnes netted four goals during the month to help Boro to an unbeaten start and fourth place in the table.

Finally, in the npower League 2, Dagenham & Redbridge defender, Mark Arber, is the Player of the Month for August. Arber netted the only goal in a 1-0 win over Swindon Town and helped keep three clean sheets as The Daggers made an impressive start to their npower League 2 campaign.

As for the managers of the month awards, Milton Keynes Dons manager, Karl Robinson, is the npower League 1 Manager of the Month for August. Robinson led The Dons to the top of the table with five wins and a draw from their opening six games.

Former Charlton Athletic boss, Alan Curbishley, chairs the npower Manager of the Month judging panel. He said: "MK Dons have made a fantastic start to the new campaign, both in npower League 1 and the Carling Cup.

"Not only has Karl Robinson led his men to the top of the league, they are also top scorers in the division and winning games in style."

Over in the npower Championship, Brighton & Hove Albion manager, Gus Poyet, is the Manager of the Month for August. Poyet led The Seagulls to the top of the table with four wins and a draw from their first five games.

npower’s Head of Sponsorship, Emma Collins, said: "Brighton lit up npower League 1 last season and now they are doing the same in the Championship.

"They have settled easily into their new stadium and performed very well in the first five games of the new campaign.

"I'd like to congratulate Gus and the team on behalf of npower, and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season."

Rotherham United manager, Andy Scott, is the npower League 2 Manager of the Month for August. Scott led The Millers to second in the table with four wins and a draw from their opening six games.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports Football League expert, Peter Beagrie, Football League head of Communications, John Nagle, BBC Sport's, Mark Clemmit and npower’s Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins.

About npower:

npower is the title sponsor of the Test Match Series in England, Women's Test Series and the Village Cup, with results appearing on the npower cricket website.

npower is the proud sponsor of the npower football league, including The npower Championship, npower League 1 and npower League 2 commencing July 2010.   

npower is an energy supplier to 6.6 million residential gas and electricity accounts throughout the UK, including business energy accounts. npower is a market leader in renewable energy and aims to help customers with their energy efficiency. npower juice matches green energy primarily from off-shore wind farms for juice customers at no extra cost.

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