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League Two monthly award winners announced

The player and manager of the month for December in Sky Bet League Two have this morning been announced.

Manager of the Month – John McGreal (Colchester United)

John McGreal’s Colchester side sat in 23rd place going into December but after a successful month they now sit in 9th. The manager switched up his side’s shape during December, playing with three at the back. The manager also wasn’t afraid to make early substitutions when required. The change of formation and free attitude towards changes paid dividends, with the Essex based side going unbeaten throughout the month, with ten points from four games in the process.

McGreal told the EFL “It’s very flattering to receive the award. Steve Ball and I are obviously delighted, but the credit must go to the players for the way they’ve adapted to what we’ve asked them to do.

“We’ve changed the system, had players come back from injury and the whole squad has had the belief and talent to go out there and perform.”

Panel member, George Burley, who helps judge the award said “It is great to see a young manager doing well in his first job and John is certainly doing that at Colchester United.

“After having a difficult spell he changed his formation round to bring the best out of his players and that has worked very impressively as they gained three wins and a draw in December.”

Player of the Month – Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers)

Wycombe manager Ainsworth picked up youngster Kashket on a free this season after he was let go by London club Leyton Orient. The player already has 8 goals in 10 games for Wycombe playing as a striker, four of which were in each of their four December games.

Kashket told the EFL “I’m over the moon to be named Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month and it’s great to know that the hard work that the team and I have put in is paying off.

“Everyone in the team has been doing their jobs to help us win matches and they’ve created the chances for me to put the ball in the back of the net.

“It’s nice to have scored in every league game in December and hopefully I can keep that run going.”

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