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Phil Brown named Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month

5 December 2014

Southend United boss Phil Brown has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for November.

Brown maintained his calm during a difficult October to oversee a perfect November record with four straight wins. He built success on a tight defence with two goals conceded as Southend moved into the Play-Off positions.

Chris Hughton, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “Phil Brown’s side are constantly in the promotion positions in Sky Bet League 2 which shows a great consistency.

“Four straight wins in November proves they remain a team to watch this season.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “A perfect month for Phil Brown’s Southend side has left them sitting pretty in the League 2 Play-Off places.

“Without setting the world alight, Brown’s men got the results they needed and they now have a handy break before the Christmas fixture pile-up.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Four wins from four helped Brown’s Shrimpers keep their automatic promotion hopes alive in a month where all the frontrunners amassed healthy points totals. Brown’s men were the only team to win all of their games in November."

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Manager of the Month is chaired by former Norwich City and Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton, with Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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