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Monthly Awards

Chris Wilder named Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month

6 February 2015

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for January.

If Wilder’s side struggled for consistency and rhythm in the first half of the season, January could hardly have gone better with 13 points collected from a possible 15, with a 12-2 goal differential.

George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “Chris has worked hard to get consistency from his team this season.

"Getting 13 points from 15 was a great effort which has taken Northampton Town towards the Play-Off positions. Winning 5–1 away at Accrington was a splendid result.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Chris has turned around Northampton Town’s fortunes, and their results in January saw them shoot up the table from 20th to 12th.

“This award is recognition of that superb form and is very well-deserved.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Northampton had an excellent month that has seen them move into the top half of the league with an outside chance of promotion. 

“They had been in awful form prior to January but it seems as though manager Wilder has got them back on track. 

“They have some winnable games coming up and will be hoping to continue this good form through February.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Manager of the Month is chaired by former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, along 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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