Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray is the npower Championship Manager of the Month for December.
Mowbray led Boro to an unbeaten month with four wins and a draw during December.
Former Charlton Athletic boss Alan Curbishley chairs the npower Manager of the Month judging panel.
He said: “December was a terrific month for Tony Mowbray and his team.
“They remained undefeated and gained an impressive 13 points, conceding only three goals in the process.
“They’ve strengthened their push for promotion and now look like genuine contenders near the top of the league.”
npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: “After losing to West Ham at the end of November, Middlesbrough bounced back with an almost perfect month of results in December.
“This is Tony’s second npower Manager of the Month award this season and he fully deserves it. His team have shown great consistency so far.
“On behalf of npower, I’d like to congratulate Tony and the team, and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
The judging panel comprises former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Sky Sports Football League expert Peter Beagrie, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins.