McClaren wins December award

  • Last Updated: January 10 2014, 8:35 GMT

Derby boss Steve McClaren has been named the Sky Bet Championship manager of the month for December.

Steve McClaren: Winner of December's manager of the month award
Steve McClaren: Winner of December's manager of the month award

McClaren defeated fellow nominees Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies, Birmingham's Lee Clark and Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to win the award.

Derby were unbeaten throughout the whole of last month - winning six out of seven league games - and drawing the other one as they climbed into the upper reaches of the table.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton took the honours in League 1.

The Bees won all four of their games last month after Warburton succeeded Uwe Rosler at Griffin Park, a run which saw them move to the top of the standings.

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates claimed the League 2 prize after his side took 10 points from five games in December.

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater won the Sky Bet Championship player of the month with midfielder Sam Saunders completing a double for Brentford with the League 1 prize.

Scunthorpe striker Deon Burton netted the spoils in League 2 after scoring four goals in as many games in December.


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