Middlesbrough clean up in Championship awards for September

Middlesbrough clean up in Championship awards
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Matthew Bates and Tony Mowbray win the Championship's player and manager awards for September.

Middlesbrough have cleaned up in the Championship's manager and player awards for September.

Tony Mowbray claimed the manager's gong after maintaining the Teesside club's unbeaten start to the season while Boro skipper Matthew Bates won the player's award.

"Matthew has played an integral role as captain and central defender in a team that has kept four clean sheets during September," Mowbray said of Bates, who is part of a defence that didn't let in a single goal during the month.

"Such an achievement is always a collective effort, of course, but Matthew has led by example and richly deserves this honour."

Boro are currently second in the Championship, two points behind leaders Southampton.

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