Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has been named the npower Championship Manager of the Month for February.

Four wins and a draw from five fixtures saw Zola's Watford finish February in second place, just five points behind leaders Cardiff City.

With this good form coming at such a crucial time of the season, Hornets fans will be forgiven for believing that the Premier League beckons.

Speaking about Gianfranco Zola's win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "It's been a fantastic month for Watford having gone unbeaten through February.

"Zola's free scoring side are now in a great position as we firmly enter the business end of the season."

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas added: "It was clearly a very happy month for both winners. I'm sure Watford fans will be looking for more of the same to really add weight to their promotion hopes."

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