Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has been named the npower Championship Manager of the Month for January.

Four league wins out of four means that Pearson is a deserved winner for this month's awards. Thumping victories against Bristol City and Huddersfield Town were supplemented with battling wins against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough.

Though Cardiff City finished the month seven points clear of the Foxes, a remarkable 13 goals in four matches suggests that Pearson's men still have title aspirations.

Speaking about Pearson's win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "It's been a fantastic month for Nigel Pearson with Leicester City winning all of their games whilst also scoring freely in the npower Championship.

"The Foxes are now in a great position as we approach the business end of the season."

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas added: "It was clearly a very happy start to the year for both winners in the Championship.

"I'm sure Leicester City fans will be looking for more of the same to really add weight to their promotion hopes, while Watford fans will be hoping that Matej Vydra's non-stop goals can fire them into the Premier League."

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