The Sky Bet EFL January awards have been announced this morning and Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler has picked up the League One Manager of the Month award.

The 48-year-old guided his team to an impressive start to the year as Fleetwood went undefeated and won four of their opening five league games last month. After ending the year in eighth place and searching for a play-off spot, Rosler’s side are now sitting comfortably in fourth.

The German boss was happy to win the award,

“We as a team that we have got the recognition after getting 13 points out of 15 in January plus the cup games where we did well against Bristol City. As staff, we did really well and continue to look to build on that momentum into the next two games [against Rochdale and Bradford].

“We have to keep the standards high and keep the players on their toes. We need to keep progressing and developing our style of play to give ourselves more options without losing what already works for us.”

January saw a memorable win over league-leaders Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, with goals from Conor McLaughlin and Devante Cole, and the Lancashire side are now dreaming of promotion to the Championship.

Fleetwood host Rochdale at Highbury Stadium on Saturday in an important clash agains their play-off rivals. The fixture is quickly followed by the visit of Bradford City on Tuesday in what could be a season-defining couple of games for Uwe Rosler and his team.


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