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Clarets’ boss Sean Dyche has this morning deservedly been named as the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for February after a superb run of six games that have seen us move to the top of the Championship.

The month kicked off with a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday whilst we also drew the next away game at Reading. Between those two fixtures we beat then league leaders Hull and after Reading we went on to beat Rotherham and Nottingham Forest at home before ending February with a 2-1 win at Bolton.

1415 burnley sean dyche 02 600It’s his first such award since the promotion season of 2013/14 but the third time he’s been nominated this season, being beaten in October and January.

Former Ipswich and Scotland full back George Burley, who also managed such as Ipswich and Southampton, is chairman of the panel who make the decisions, and he said: “Sean is again showing what a fantastic manager he is by guiding Burnley up the table and they are now looking good for a quick return to the Premier League.

“Unbeaten in six games during the month, including a great win against league leaders Hull City to take them to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.”

Sky commentator Don Goodman added: “Sean’s determination to get back to the Premier League has shone through this month with his Burnley side unbeaten in six games. This is the time of the season where promotion can either be won or lost and if they do get promoted, they are sure to reflect on February as the month where their promotion charge took off.”

On receiving the award, Sean said: “I believe in that one club mentality and this is a marker that it works. We have been on a good roll for a while now, with good performances and results and we’ve shown many different signs and ways of winning games lately.

“We have just done it again against Blackburn and Fulham at the start of a new month, but awards like this are always down to the staff and players. It’s not just about the manager and I have a terrific staff here and a terrific group of players, not only as footballers, but also as people.”

It’s fantastic news and the month saw us move to the top from a starting point of third place and five points behind leaders Hull. Congratulations to Sean on this fully deserved award.

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