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Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth wins League Two Manager of the Month award

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth is named the League Two Manager of the Month for January thanks to four wins from four and a rise to second in the table.

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth has been named the League Two Manager of the Month for January.

The 44-year-old steered the Chairboys to four wins from four, including a 3-2 win away at league leaders Luton Town, to rise to second in the table.

Ainsworth, whose side scored 11 goals in January, also made a number of shrewd loan signings to combat a lengthy injury list.

"This award is for the boys really," Ainsworth told the EFL website. "The manager picks the team and they go out there, but once they cross that white line; they do the job, so I'm really proud of the boys, we're on a good run at the moment and I couldn't do it without them.

"I think being the player that I was, a forward player, an attacking winger, I try to manage as I played, no holds barred attacking formations, getting at teams.

"We sacrifice the odd goal at the back for that, but scoring goals is what people want to see, it's the way to win games and we addressed that a couple of years ago and I'm glad to say it's been paying off in droves for the last two seasons."

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans, Swindon Town head coach David Flitcroft and Crawley Town manager Harry Kewell were also in the running for the award.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth1393123111230
2Peterborough UnitedPeterborough1383230191127
3Sunderland1366124131124
4Doncaster RoversDoncaster137332116524
5Barnsley126512371623
6Accrington StanleyAccrington136521713423
7Walsall126421512322
8Fleetwood Town135532112920
9Luton TownLuton135531715220
10Southend UnitedSouthend136251716120
11Charlton AthleticCharlton125341918118
12Coventry CityCoventry135351113-218
13Blackpool12381129317
14Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe134542026-617
15Burton Albion124261315-214
16Rochdale133461928-913
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury132651113-212
18Wycombe WanderersWycombe132651419-512
19Gillingham123271522-711
20AFC Wimbledon133281018-811
21Bristol Rovers13247913-410
22Bradford CityBradford133191020-1010
23Oxford UnitedOxford Utd132381323-109
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth13148922-137

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