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Imps boss Danny Cowley has been named Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for December.

An EFL statement wrote: 

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for December.

His side have improved every month on their return to the Sky Bet EFL. The confidence Cowley has infused in his players shone through in December as they gained 13 points from a possible 15 and moved into the automatic promotion places.

George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “Being a newly promoted side, it takes time for a manager to get his team to adapt to a new league.  

“Danny has improved Lincoln’s performances month by month which has moved them into an automatic promotion place.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “2017 was a year to remember for Danny Cowley’s Imps and it’s fitting that he ends it as Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month.

“FA Cup victories against Ipswich Town, Burnley and Brighton will live long in the memory but this season it’s all about going for a second successive promotion and the atmosphere around the club at the moment, with attendances the highest in League Two, pushing Cowley’s team to the next level.” 

Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford said: “Lincoln have enjoyed an excellent December which has catapulted them right into the automatic promotion picture in League Two. 

“Danny Cowley and his brother and assistant Nicky deserve huge credit for continuing their sterling work with last season’s National League Champions and back-to-back promotions, while a top three finish may not be beyond the Imps.

“Cowley’s methods have been built on solid foundations over the festive period with four clean sheets and while the club embarked on a miraculous run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at this stage last term, the Cowley brothers have their eye on jumping up another tier into League One.”

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford.