Cardiff City's Dave Jones is celebrating after being awarded the January Coca-Cola Football League Manager of the Month award for the Coca-Cola Championship.
Jones's side were in fantastic form during January, remaining unbeaten in their four league fixtures. This fine run started with back-to-back 1-0 league victories at Ninian Park over Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday. But the game of the month was the Bluebirds trip to The Hawthorns where only a late equaliser from the league leaders prevented Dave Jones' side from leaving with all three points. Ten points from a possible 12 have seen him lift his side to within just a point of the Play-Off places in the Coca-Cola Championship.
Chris Kamara, chairman of the Coca-Cola Manager of the Month Awards panel, said: "Dave Jones endured a difficult first few months of the season but has really begun to turn things around in recent weeks. Since the turn of the year his Cardiff side have been in terrific form and all credit must go to Dave for the way he kept his composure during his side's indifferent spell. The Bluebirds results in January have given them an excellent chance of mounting a serious Play-Off challenge over the final few months of the season."