October 21 2014 Latest news:
Friday, September 5, 2014
Norwich City manager Neil Adams has missed out on winning the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award.
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has won the August award ahead of Adams, Stuart Pearce of Nottingham Forest and Ian Holloway of Millwall.
The Canaries chief had been nominated after his side picked up 10 points from their first five games since being relegated from the Premier League, including a 1-0 win in the East Anglian Derby at Ipswich.
Wolves won four of their opening five, including beating the relegated trio of Norwich, Fulham and Cardiff, conceding just two goals in the process.
Dave Bassett, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “Wolves have enjoyed an excellent start to life back in the Sky Bet Championship after their promotion last season.
“Nottingham Forest also had an excellent start under Stuart Pearce but I have chosen Kenny as I think Wolves just shaded it when you consider the quality of opposition they defeated in August.”
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman added: “Jackett’s side have made the step up from League 1 to the Championship seamlessly, and taking the big scalps of all the relegated sides in the first month.”
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson won the League One award for August and Morecambe manager Jim Bentley claimed the League Two award.
Charlton Athletic striker Igor Vetokele has won the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for August, after scoring five goals in five games.
The Angolan striker beat off competition from Michail Antonio of Nottingham Forest, Tom Cairney of Blackburn Rovers and Alan Dunne of Millwall.