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Uwe Rosler named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month

10 February 2017

Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for January.

A 2-0 victory at leaders and promotion rivals Sheffield United was the high point of a month which didn’t have any lows for Rosler’s side.

As impressive as their play is the consistency he has inspired which brought 13 points from five games.

The manager said: “We’re glad as a team that we have got the recognition after winning 13 points from 15 in January, plus the cup games where we did well against Bristol City.

“As staff, it’s important we continue to look to build on that momentum into the next two games [against Rochdale and Bradford].
 
“We have to keep the standards high and keep the players on their toes. We need to keep progressing and developing our style of play to give ourselves more options without losing what already works for us.”

George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “A successful month for Fleetwood Town remaining unbeaten and accumulating 13 points out of 15 available.

“Their highlight was an impressive 2–0 victory over leaders Sheffield United away from home.

“Uwe has pushed Fleetwood into a Play-Off position and they are looking strong to finish in the top six.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “After seeing off Shrewsbury, Bristol City and Coventry, the real test came against league leaders Sheffield United, but they saw them off with aplomb.

“This highlights just how far Fleetwood have come in a short space of time under Rosler, who is clearly a very talented manager.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “The rise and rise of Fleetwood Town continues to impress football fans across the country.
 

“They made an unbeaten start to League football in 2017 spanning five games in January, the first four of which were wins.

“The finest of these was a 2-0 victory at table-topping Sheffield United. It took Rosler a while to get back into football after his spell with Leeds but he finds himself in a seriously good position at a club that is enjoying a splendid decade."

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.

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