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Blackwell is manager of the month

Kevin Blackwell
Blackwell has previously had spells as manager of Leeds and Luton

Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell has won the Championship manager of the month award for March.

The Blades were undefeated during the month and consolidated their play-off position by beating promotion rivals Birmingham and Cardiff.

Blackwell told BBC Radio Sheffield that everyone at the club deserved recognition for the award.

"For me it's the team of the month, I accept this award for the players, backroom staff and the fans."

United took 14 points out of a possible 18 over the six games in March and moved up to fourth in the table.

Blackwell has an impressive record of winning 30 of the 62 games where he has been in charge.

"The reflection for me is on longer than the last month, since Christmas we have been top of the form league, we are where we are because we have been building up for 14 months."

He beat Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, Norwich's Bryan Gunn and Owen Coyle of Burnley to the award.

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