Peterborough United manager Grant McCann has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for August.
McCann revived the Posh tradition of goals and entertainment in equal measure as he led them to the top of League One with a perfect record of four straight wins with a 12-4 goal differential, which included 4-1 away victories at Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town.
McCann said: “I am pleased to receive this award for August and it is as much for the players and my coaching staff as it is for me. We spoke in the summer about how we wanted to start the season and worked very hard in pre-season to get the players ready for that opening day against Plymouth. On paper, we had some tough games in the month, but the players put in some good performances and I know there is more to come.”
George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel. He said: “Peterborough United have had a great start to the season collecting 13 points from a possible 15 which included an impressive 4–1 away win against local rivals Northampton. Grant is an exciting young manager who is learning his profession very quickly and has a lethal striker in Jack Marriott who has been in great scoring form.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “McCann signed a four-year deal following his appointment at London Road in May last year and looks to have found the formula for success at the start of his second term at Posh with a glowing 100 per cent win record in August. The Northern Irishman has really strengthened the spine of his side with the arrivals of Jack Marriott, Michael Doughty and the experience of Steven Taylor playing as one of three central defenders.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Mikey Mumford said: “Peterborough had a testing start on paper, entertaining League One newcomers Plymouth and Rotherham sandwiched between a trip to Bristol Rovers and McCann deserves great credit for claiming a maximum points haul in those fixtures.”