Alex McLeish - Manager of the Month December 2009

Blues gaffer Alex McLeish was today proud to be named Barclays Manager of the Month for December.

A panel made up of football experts, journalists and supporters unanimously voted for Big Eck ahead of other leading top flight candidates.

During the month of December Blues racked up an impressive four wins and two draws from their six Barclays Premier League games.

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Those results meant Blues were unbeaten in 11 games in the top flight - equalling a club record stretching back 101 years.

On receiving his award Alex said: "It's with great pride that I accept the Barclays Manager of the Month award.

Alex McLeish - Manager of the Month December 2009"It is a reward for the hard work, dedication and professionalism shown by many people behind the scenes - not least my coaching team, the players, club staff and the supporters.

"This is a pat on the back for everyone at this club who has given their all so far this season but we won't allow it to affect our focus - we know there's still a long way to go and we'll continue to work hard to achieve our aim of staying in the Premier League."