Last Updated: 09/07/20 7:19pm
Charlton Athletic defender Jason Pearce has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for June.
As solid on the ground as he is in the air, the Charlton captain was the linchpin of a defence which kept three clean sheets in as many games. He made an impact at the other end, too, bravely nodding home the winning goal at Hull.
Pearce said: “It’s pleasing to win any award so, on a personal note, I’m proud, but it’s all about the team.
“I wouldn’t have won that award if the team and my team-mates weren’t all pulling in the same direction and putting in the performances that we have done.
“We just want to stay up and that’s the most important thing.”
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for June.
Not only did his side win all three June games in their customary style without conceding a goal, but they did so by beating Fulham and West Brom – two of the three teams who stood above them when the Championship resumed.
Frank said: “I am delighted to be named Manager of the Month, but this is not an award for me, it is an award for every member of staff and every player at Brentford.
“Throughout the lockdown period, and since we’ve been back at Jersey Road, everyone has been working so hard to get us into the best possible shape.
“This a reward for all that work with another, bigger, reward hopefully ahead in the coming weeks.”