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Derby County secure Manager and Player of the Month awards for December

Derby claim monthly award clean sweep
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Championship high-flyers Derby County enjoy a clean sweep of awards, with Gary Rowett named Manager of the Month and goalkeeper Scott Carson winning Player of the Month.

Championship high-flyers Derby County have secured a clean sweep of both the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards for December.

The Rams enjoyed a fruitful December, securing a 16-point haul from six games with only one goal conceded to end 2017 second in the table.

Derby boss Gary Rowett was awarded the manager's gong for masterminding wins against Burton Albion, Barnsley, Aston Villa, Millwall and Ipswich Town, alongside a draw at Hull City.

Goalkeeper Scott Carson, meanwhile, was given the player's award for December thanks to five clean sheets from the month's six games, with only one goal conceded.

Rowett triumphed over Bristol City's Lee Johnson, Alex Neil of Preston North End, and Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Carson was voted the Player of the Month ahead of Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson, Bristol City's Jamie Paterson and Romaine Sawyers of Brentford.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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