Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for September.

Dyche's meticulous preparation saw his composed side compile three wins and a draw with convincing 3-0 home victories over Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic.

This was compounded by an impressive 2-1 victory at Leeds United.

Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: "Burnley's fantastic start to the 2013/14 campaign in the Sky Bet Championship has continued into September by recording 10 points from a possible 12.

"Their fine performances have moved Dyche's men into an automatic promotion place and they are very much the form team in the division."

Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: "Burnley have done remarkably well with the loss of Charlie Austin this season. And that is in no small part down to the spirit Sean Dyche has within his camp.

"With some shrewd additions the Clarets are performing well above many people's expectations so far this season."

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