Southend United boss Paul Sturrock has been named the npower League 2 Manager of the Month for November.

It's been a great month for the Essex club, which saw Sturrock's men claim 13 points from a possible 15 to sit fourth in the division.

Emphatic away wins against AFC Wimbledon and Torquay United reinforced their promotion-chasing credentials in style.

Speaking about Paul Sturrock's win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "It's been a great month for Paul Sturrock in which Southend United recorded four wins and a draw.

"In addition to some notable victories, his side also scored an impressive 14 goals in the process of moving into a Play-Off berth."

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