SHEFFIELD Wednesday boss Dave Jones is celebrating his first month in charge after being named the npower League One Manager of the Month for March.
He led the Owls to an unbeaten month with five wins and two draws from seven fixtures.
Alan Curbishley, the former Charlton Athletic boss, chairs the judging panel.
He said: “March proved to be a remarkable first month in charge for Dave Jones at Sheffield Wednesday.
“His side conceded only four goals and are now just two points off an automatic promotion place in npower League 1.”
npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: “Dave experienced an almost perfect first month in charge as Wednesday continued their push for promotion.
“To make such an immediate impact at such a crucial stage of the season is a testament to the job he’s done at Hillsborough so far.
“On behalf of npower, I’d like to congratulate Dave and the team, and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
* Sheffield United striker Ched Evans, who struck 10 times in eight games last month, including his first ever senior hat-trick in a 4-1 win at Chesterfield, is named npower League 1 Player of the Month for March.
In the npower Championship, Reading boss Brian McDermott was named npower Manager of the Month and Nottingham Forest winger Garath McCleary picked up the npower Player of the Month Award.
The npower League 2 Manager of the Month Award went to Torquay United boss Martin Ling. Torquay United midfielder Lee Mansell won the npower Player of the Month Award in npower League 2.