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Wycombe's Gareth Ainsworth, Joe Jacobson take League One awards for November

Wycombe's Ainsworth, Jacobson take League One awards for November
Gareth Ainsworth and Joe Jacobson take the League Two Manager and Player of the Month awards after Wycombe Wanderers' impressive November.

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth and defender Joe Jacobson have collected the League One Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively for November.

The Chairboys rose to the top of the table courtesy of a return of 10 points from a possible 12, during which Jacobson, 33, was part of a side that kept four clean sheets in as many games.

Ainsworth, who is the longest-serving manager in English football, has been linked with Sunderland and Reading over the last year and is now spearheading what could be Wycombe's most successful ever season.

"It's a really proud moment to receive this award and for us as a club to be recognised for how we've been performing this season," Ainsworth said after collecting the award. "I know the award is for the manager, but it's really for the whole team of staff around me who deserve the credit too.

"We had a great month, with some tough games, but to collect 10 points without conceding a goal was a fantastic return, and we played some really good football along the way too. Thank you to the panel who chose us to win the award and now we're looking forward to getting back into action on Saturday after a long break with no game."

Joe Jacobson celebrates with his League One player of the month award for November 2019© Reuters

"It's a real honour to win this award and it's something I always hoped I might achieve at some point during my career," said Jacobson. "I think the whole team has had a fantastic season so far – everyone knows their jobs, works hard for each other, and it seems to be working.

"Last month I think you could have given this award to any of our defenders or goalkeeper because we've been really proud of our defensive record, not conceding a goal for quite some time now, but it's a special accolade for me to collect the trophy and I'm proud to have played my part in helping the team at both ends of the pitch."

Wycombe's best ever previous season came in 1994-95, when they finished sixth in the old Division Two under Martin O'Neill.


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