Blackburn pair Tony Mowbray and Adam Armstrong win Sky Bet Championship January awards


A proper bounce to 2019 for his crew saw them climb to inside three issues of the play-off puts with a optimum 12 issues from 4 games. They attacked with verve, whereas Mowbray's determination to transfer Jack Rodwell into central defence appears inspired.

Mowbray said: "Individual awards are nice, but it is a reflection of the crew and the truth that we have managed to win video games and acquire issues and making certain we're stabilising inside the league and at occasions punching above our weight.

"We ought to make this membership really sense as though there is an expectation. In this moment, in our minds, we're pleased to compete inside the video games and bloody a number of noses alongside the method of larger teams.

"Some time inside the close to future, we really sense we ought to be getting out of this division. We've got 16 video games to make the play-offs this yr and also you by no means know.

Two goals, 4 assists and a penalty won made it fairly a month for Armstrong for whom a vast position appears a proper fit. Able to make use of his tempo at will, his imaginative and prescient to elect out a circulate has been both impressive.

Armstrong said: "I'm buzzing to win it for the primary time gambling inside the Championship, so hopefully it is the primary of many.

"I do now not typically appear back, but in case you do appear again it is been a huge month for us and for me personally. Hopefully we will hold this type up. I'm a little bit of a winger now, so the aims imply simply as a lot simply due to the very fact the assists.

"The gaffer has given me the freedom to reside out vast and do what I'm well at. It's operating on the moment, so let's hold it going. The award will go on the mantelpiece. It'll be in my residing room tonight. In any stroll of life, ought to you get an accolade you desire to present it off."

When his facet misplaced six immediately video games as an awful lot as December 29th, scoring only a single objective inside the process, others would possibly have panicked. Not McCall, whose perception in his ways and perception in his gamers have been rewarded with thirteen issues from a likely 15.

McCall said: "Obviously it is a well accolade, now not for me personally, but for the club, for the gamers and for the staff. It'll go subsequent to the only I won in December for the worst supervisor of the month! When you appear on the run we have been on and for the gamers to turn it round in January like we did, it is complete credits score to them.

"We've cut out the person errors, labored super tough and confirmed well togetherness and teamwork, but we desire to proceed that now."

Unlucky to now not have been nominated formerly this season, Collins left nothing to threat final month, most suitable the road fantastically in Danny Hylton's absence and scoring six aims in five video games as his facet assumed leadership of the division.

Collins said: "This is the primary time I've won an award like this. I've been nominated a number of times, so I'm delighted to lastly get my title on one.

"That said, I would now not have been capable to do it with out the relaxation of the boys. Kazenga LuaLua, Jack Stacey and Luke Berry have been vibrant in placing up all my aims in January, however the relaxation of the crew have been phenomenal.

"We've had a huge month, remaining unbeaten, and that all the time allows if you are going into video games simply due to the very fact you are filled with confidence. The different lads get as a lot credits score as I do for this award, and Mick Harford, who absolutely deserved his nomination for supervisor of the month."