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Cherries: Howe praises players after award nomination
EDDIE Howe deflected the credit to his in-form Cherries squad after being nominated for the League One manager of the month award for November.
Howe was today included on the shortlist for the gong having been recognised for transforming Cherries’ fortunes with a 12-match unbeaten run since his return to the club from Burnley.
Cherries continued their form under Howe last month as they registered three league wins and two draws, as well as an FA Cup victory.
The Cherries boss was keen to praise his players for their efforts during that fruitful period.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “They are the ones that deserve all the credit because they are the ones that go out and win the games.
“I am a firm believer in crediting the players who perform and that is not just the starting 11, that is the whole squad.”
Howe is up against fellow November nominees Karl Robinson (MK Dons) and Uwe Rosler (Brentford). Both bosses claimed five wins and two draws with their respective clubs during November.
Howe added: “I am pleased to be nominated. To be honest, it is not something I have given too much thought or time to. When you are trying to win games, your focus is always on the next game and how you can prepare for that.
“At the same time, it is nice to be given the nomination. It is nice because it means you have won games and that the team is doing well. It is a by-product of success so, hopefully, that can continue.”
The winner of the award will be announced on Friday.