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Monthly Awards

Alex Neil named Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month

6 March 2015

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for February.

Largely unknown prior to arriving at Carrow Road from Hamilton Academicals, Neil has galvanised the players and demanded a consistency which brought five convincing February wins in as many games.

George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “This is a fantastic start to his managerial career with Norwich City. With five wins out of five and a 100 per cent record for the month, he has taken the club from outside the Play-Off positions to be in contention for an automatic promotion.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Before Alex Neil took the hotseat at Norwich, the squad were struggling to get into gear following their relegation from the Premier League.

“However, since he took over, they have started to show the undoubted quality they have within the squad and are knocking on the door of an automatic promotion place.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Since Alex Neil’s appointment Norwich have climbed up the table with an amazing five straight wins - and three clean sheets in the process.”

The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.

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