Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for January.The month began with Rovers in third place in Sky Bet League Two. Five wins out of five later, and Ferguson’s men ended it on top, seven points clear.
They did it in the style their manager demands, too, scoring three goals in all but one of their victories.
Ferguson said: “The team has played some very good football and scored three goals in four games during January, so it has been a brilliant month.
"Although it is an individual award, I feel it is recognition for my staff. It is a real team effort, including fans and everyone employed at the club.
“You can not do more than win five out of five matches. We had a big game at home against Portsmouth which we won and we kicked on from there with some brilliant football."
George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “It was a fantastic month for Doncaster Rovers having achieved a 100% record winning all five games in January.
“They started the month in third position and finished January top of the table and seven points clear.
“Darren loves his team to play attacking football and they showed this by scoring 13 goals in the month.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “The way that Doncaster have stormed to the top of League Two has been made all the more impressive by the style with which Darren has his team playing.
“With John Marquis firing on all cylinders, and James Coppinger still going strong, I think automatic promotion is all but assured even at this early point.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “With two teams in League Two racking up a perfect month, it is table-topping Doncaster’s boss Darren Ferguson who gets the nod for Manager of the Month award.
“The blueprint for success is clear, they scored three goals in four of the five victories and are the top scorers in the division by some distance."
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.