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Manager of the Month: Tony Mowbray - Blackburn Rovers

8 December 2017

Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month, Blackburn Rovers' Tony Mowbray.

Blackburn Rovers' Tony Mowbray has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for November.

The circumspect nature of Rovers’ play earlier in the season was abandoned in November as Mowbray challenged his side to out-score the opposition. They did it in style, winning all four games with a thrilling 13-5 goal differential.

Mowbray said: "It’s like any other week, I’m not big on personal awards to be honest. I think I’m just a cog in this machine that’s trying to help this club get back to the division above and trying to win matches. We’ve had a decent month but we have to keep it going.

“It’s a reward for everybody’s efforts as everybody’s worked extremely hard.”

George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel. He said: “Tony has got Blackburn back on track and put them into contention for promotion. This month they won all four games and did it in some style.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Tony is succeeding at Blackburn where many before him have failed and it’s a real testament to his ability as a manager not only of the players, but of the situation, that the results on the pitch are so good.

“A 100 per cent record in a month comes as a result of hard work from the top down and Mowbray will be hoping for much more into the New Year and beyond.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford said: “Blackburn got off to a tardy start to life in League One but November could be a turning point in the season for Tony Mowbray and his side as they look for an instant return to the second tier.

“The Rovers boss oversaw four straight victories taking them to fourth in the table and within three points of the automatic places.

“Mowbray’s experience and know-how at this level might just be the difference in bridging the gap to leaders Wigan but Blackburn are starting to show why they were early season favourites for Sky Bet League One’s top honours.”

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford.

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