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Fulham pair Roy Hodgson and Mark Schwarzer win awards


Hodgson excited by Fulham's 'big week'

Fulham's Roy Hodgson has been named February's Premier League manager of the month while Cottagers goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer won the players' award.

Fulham were unbeaten last month with Schwarzer conceding just one goal in their three league wins and two draws.

Hodgson, 62, also won the accolade in October and saw his side climb to ninth in the Premier League in February.

He said: "It is a great achievement to win it twice in one season, but it's not me it's for the whole team."

As well as remaining unbeaten in the Premier League Fulham progressed to the last eight of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Notts County and last 16 of the Europa League after knocking out Uefa Cup holders Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 on aggregate.


The Cottagers take on Tottenham in the FA Cup on Saturday and then travel to Turin to take on Juventus in the Europa League on Thursday.

"In years to come people will look back at February 2010 and see that Fulham was a big club and a successful football team and I am proud to be a part of that," added Hodgson.

Goalkeeper Schwarzer, 37, has spent 13 seasons in the top flight, but has never been named the player of the month.

The Australian is the first Fulham player to win the player of the month award since former striker Louis Saha took the honour in August 2001.

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