Football - Pearson lands manager accolade

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for January.

PA Sport Report

The table-topping Foxes won all five of their league matches during the month, scoring 12 goals in the process.

The 50-year-old saw off competition from Nottingham Forest's Billy Davies, Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray and QPR boss Harry Redknapp to win the prize.

Pearson told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased to have won the award, but I recognise individual accolades such as this as a group achievement, as you can only be a success in a team sport through collective endeavour.

"The players and backroom staff deserve an awful lot of credit for the results we have achieved in the last few weeks, but it's vital now that we focus on the months ahead and achieving our main objective this season, which is promotion."

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