Reading FC double in Premier League monthly awardsBy Jonny Fordham
February 06, 2013
Reading manager Brian McDermot and his super-sub Adam Le Fondre have scooped the Premier League's manager and player-of-the-month awards for January.
Royals picked up seven points from 12 to claw their way out of the relegation zone thanks largely in part to Le Fondre's five goals in just 68 minutes on the pitch in the league.
Striker Le Fondre, who has been tipped for a future England call-up, said: "It's fantastic to win the award, I'm buzzing for myself and the rest of the team. I want to keep this scoring run going right through until the end of the season and hopefully we can stay up."
And McDermott, who takes his team to Stoke on Saturday, added: "It's fantastic to win it, the team and staff at the club have done a fantastic job in the last month.