MIDDLESBROUGH boss Tony Mowbray has been named npower Championship manager of the month.
Mowbray scooped the prize for December after guiding Middlesbrough to an unbeaten run.
Boro managed 1-0 wins over Bristol City, Brighton and Hull City while also taking a vital 3-2 victory over promotion rivals Cardiff City before the 1-1 draw with Peterborough on New Years Eve.
Mowbray preferred to deflect any praise onto his sqaud who currently lie fourth in the table but just to points behind leaders Southampton.
“On the back of the West Ham defeat the team needed to react,” said Mowbray.
“We had some tough games and it’s great credit to the players that they dug deep from the adversity of going 10 points behind Southampton and reacted very, very well in December.”
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