Reading manager Brian McDermott is the npower Championship Manager of the Month for February.

McDermott led Reading to a perfect month with four wins from four games.

Former Charlton Athletic boss Alan Curbishley chairs the npower Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: "February was a fantastic month for Brian McDermott and Reading as they won all four of their matches without conceding a goal.

"Brian's side are now serious contenders for automatic promotion in the npower Championship."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Reading were the form team in the Championship last month and this award recognises Brian's contribution.

"His side were unbeatable during February, with the 2-0 away success over fellow promotion-chasers Middlesbrough proving to be the highlight of a great month.

"On behalf of npower, I'd like to congratulate Brian 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.