Crystal Palace got their reward for a great September as Dougie Freedman and Glenn Murray picked up the npower Championship Manager and Player of the Month awards.

With four wins and a draw, the Manager of the Month was awarded to Dougie Freedman, whose side topped the form charts for September and now look well set to contend for a Play-Off position this season.

A driving force behind this fine run was the clinical form of Glenn Murray. The ex-Rochdale striker bagged six goals in September, four from the penalty spot, and is a deserving winner of the Player of the Month award.

npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins said: "On the pitch, Glenn Murray has clearly made a very significant contribution to Crystal Palace's achievements this month. Six goals in five games is an impressive feat and I'm sure both Dougie and the fans will be hoping he can keep it up."

Speaking about Dougie Freedman's win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "This award completes a fantastic month for Dougie with Palace remaining unbeaten and recording notable wins at home to Cardiff City and away at Bolton Wanderers. It's a great start to the season and I can see them occupying a place in and around the Play-Off positions at the end of the season."

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