Mick and Tyrone come out on top as division's Manager and Player of the Month for September
Town boss Mick McCarthy has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for September, whilst defender Tyrone Mings has scooped up the Player of the Month accolade.
Mick beat off competition from Middlesbrough boss, Aitor Karanka, Charlton’s Bob Peeters and Steve McClaren of Derby to land the award, whilst Tyrone came out on top ahead of Norwich striker Cameron Jerome, Ben Marshall of Blackburn and Blackpool ‘keeper, Joe Lewis.
Both Mick and Tyrone were unavailable to collect their awards, so they were accepted on their behalf by Town’s Joint MD, Ian Milne.
We did speak to the gaffer and Tyrone to get their views on receiving the awards.
“I’m thrilled to win this award and it’s great to see the gaffer be named as Manager of the Month too,” Tyrone told the Club website.
“It shows how well we are doing as a team and credit must go to all of my teammates too, as it’s a joint effort.
“We’ve had a good month, which included some long trips in midweek to Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday, so I have to praise the supporters too.
“Obviously I’m delighted to win the award and hopefully we can continue to push on after the international break.”
Mick: Manager of the Month
Town boss Mick McCarthy echoed the words of the left-back and was complimentary of the progress his defender has made in a Blue shirt.
“Tyrone has been excellent for us,” added Mick.
“Crystal Palace made a big offer for him before the transfer window closed but we want him here for the long term.
“He’s a young, exciting player who has made a lot of progress in his time here and it’s great to see that get noticed with this award for him.
“We’ve acknowledged that as a Club too, which is why we offered him a long term deal. He’s done great.”