Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has been named Coca-Cola League 1 Manager of the Month for December.
Pearson's side enjoyed a fantastic end to the year, with four wins and a draw from their five league games. They began the month with a win against Southend United before coming from behind to net all three points at Carlisle United. The Foxes continued their unbeaten run with a comprehensive victory over Peterborough United before a late equaliser from Leeds United prevented them sealing a Boxing Day victory at Elland Road. A further three points against Hereford United rounded off a terrific month for the Foxes which leaves them sitting top of Coca-Cola League 1 as they head into the New Year.
Chris Kamara, chairman of the Coca-Cola Manager of the Month Awards panel, said: "The fact that this is Nigel Pearson's second Manager of the Month award of the season, having also picking up the accolade back in August, underlines just how well Leicester have done in the first half of the campaign. When Nigel became Foxes manager in the summer there was a lot of pressure on him to ensure the club bounced straight back to the Championship and their results in December mean they are firmly on course to achieve this."