GARY Rowett says his second manager of the month award is recognition for the whole of Burton Albion – and not just for himself.
The Brewers boss was today (Friday, March 15) named February’s top League Two manager to follow up his December award.
“It’s for all of us,” said the 39-year-old. “We’re all part of it, but it’s me who gets the award – and the club doesn’t work like that.
“It’s an award for everyone here.
“The whole backroom deserves credit for where we are, not just me.”
Jacques Maghoma made it a double scoop for Albion as he picked up the League Two player of the month award after a tremendous four weeks saw him net four goals in five games, lighting the touchpaper under the Brewers’ promotion charge.
The 25-year-old midfielder – who is very doubtful for tomorrow’s trip to Dagenham & Redbridge, kick-off 3pm – has impressed Rowett this season.
The boss says his former Tottenham Hotspur man is reaping the rewards of his hard work.
“I’m really pleased for Jacques,” he said. “He’s been excellent over that month.
“Players affect things more than a manager and it’s a great reward for him.
“His goals alone deserved it, not to mention his all-round play.
“The composure he showed in front of goal was fantastic.
“It’s a bit of reward for the hard work he’s put in this season and it’s nice for him to realise the harder you work, the more awards like this you get.”
Maghoma did not train with the rest of the Albion squad yesterday and Rowett admitted his chances of playing today were slim because of the knee injury which ruled him out of Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at Aldershot Town.