April Manager of the Month winners introduced

The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Manager of the Month Awards for April are as follows;


Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for April.

The teachings he realized in a troublesome baptism at Middlesbrough have been rapidly put into practice in Dorset. Displaying swagger and metal, Bournemouth moved into the top six with six wins from seven video games and an 18-6 goal differential.

Woodgate said: “I’m proud to be the recipient of this award however this can be a collective effort and ought to go to all of my workers.

“I can not thank them sufficient for the assist they’ve given me since I arrived on the membership, and we’ve got labored tirelessly collectively to safe our place within the play-offs.

“We had some good performances over the month and some by which we needed to dig deep and grind out the outcomes, however the players confirmed great character and rose to the challenge each week.

“Seven consecutive wins is hard at any level, and the squad needs to be extremely pleased with that achievement.”

Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “Jonathan and his team have been wanting out of the Play-Off image a couple of weeks in the past, however six wins from seven have put them in a great place. With Stoke at home on their last sport of the season, their Play-Off future is of their own arms.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Previous to working into Brentford on the end of the month, Bournemouth’s April had been good. 

“If the Cherries end up returning to the top flight, followers will look back fondly on their April kind being pivotal to their success, with Jonathan Woodgate’s tactical tweaks reaping rewards.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “Jonathan Woodgate’s Bournemouth side are heading into the Play-Offs because the in-form team within the Championship, having received the last three video games on the spin and are 2/1 second favs (behind Brentford) for promotion straight back to the Premier League.

“The Cherries have been one of many favourites for promotion on the start of the season at 7/2 however they suffered a bad run of kind throughout January which noticed them nearly fall out of the top 6, and go as big as 8/1 for promotion.

“After parting firm with manager Jason Tindall and appointing Woodgate, promotion could be very a lot back on the playing cards for the South-coast outfit and have a Play-Off semi-final tie to organize for.”


Sky Bet League One: Grant McCann (Hull City)

Hull City manager Grant McCann has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for April.

McCann’s side played six video games in April, fewer than most of their promotion rivals, however what use of them they made, winning 5, drawing one and scoring 14 goals. What mattered most was the 2-1 victory at Lincoln which clinched a return to the Championship.

McCann said: “It’s all in regards to the team. All of us chipped in last month and it was month for us with 5 wins and a draw.

“It’s been a monumental effort from everybody to get us the place we’re. We’ve been constant in our performances over the last two or three months.

“That’s coincided with good outcomes, notably the sport away at Lincoln, which was a tricky sport however we got here back to win and get promoted.

“We’re completely delighted with how the season has panned out; it’s been an enormous team effort.”

Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “What a method to win the league, unbeaten in April and solely dropping points against Sunderland. Congratulations to Grant returning to the Championship on the first try.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “If 16 points from a potential 18 wasn’t sufficient to clinch Grant McCann’s Manager of the Month award, they proved to be the points that secured Hull City’s promotion back into the Championship on the first time of asking.

“When push got here to shove, McCann’s Hull side have been as much as the duty, with their crucial win over fellow promotion rivals Lincoln City an ideal illustration that they’re the best team within the division.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “After dropping just two points throughout April, Grant McCann’s Hull secured the League One Title last weekend by defeating Wigan to reward preseason backers at odds of 12/1.

“McCann was closely criticised after relegation last time period however the board caught with him and he has absolutely repaid their religion in him.

“It’s the primary time the membership have received a league title in 55 years and no different membership in English football have scored extra goals than The Tigers with 80 this time round.

“Sky Bet have chalked them up at 8/1 to attain promotion once more subsequent year back to the Premier League.”

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Sky Bet League Two: Gary Bowyer (Salford City)

Salford City manager Gary Bowyer has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for April.

The calls for at Salford are great, however Bowyer confirmed a cool head in masterminding 5 wins and a 17-point bonanza from eight video games. The catalyst was a 2-0 victory at Forest Inexperienced as Bowyer’s males ended April within the Play-Off locations.

Bowyer said: “First and foremost it’s a massive reflection on the team and the players, and the workers, greater than myself.

“In fact it’s an achievement to be recognised, however I wish to thank the players for his or her contributions which have made it potential.”

Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “17 points gained in April has put Salford inside touching distance of the play-off positions which is a great effort by Gary and his males. Huge home sport against Leyton Orient to come and all they will do is win.”

Sky Sports activities’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “With the strain firmly on, Salford showcased some wonderful consistency in April, protecting them in touching distance of these all-important Play-Off spots.

“Regardless of some difficult opposition, Gary Bowyer was capable of marshal his troops supremely in an eight-game schedule, selecting up no fewer than 17 big points. He needed to hit the ground working within the circumstances and he most definitely did.”

Sky Bet EFL dealer Ivor Davies said: “Gary Bowyer’s Salford side have been the in-form team in League Two last month, however a shock defeat suffered against Colchester United last weekend took them from 1/5 to finish within the Play-Off spots, to 9/2 going into the final league fixture against Leyton Orient.

“Nonetheless, take nothing away from the job that Bowyer has finished on the membership since his arrival, with the ten video games in cost thus far giving Sky Bet sufficient confidence to put in Salford as League Two favourites subsequent season ought to they fail to attain promotion this time round.”




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