Neil Redfearn named LMA Manager of the Month
Sheffield United Women head coach Neil Redfearn has been named LMA Manager of the Month in the FA Women's Championship for September.
Redfearn, who took over in August, led his new side to two wins a draw during his first month in charge, leaving the Blades sat top of the table come the end of the month.
A 4-1 win at London City Lionesses kicked off the season in style thanks to two goals each from Jade Pennock and Katie Wilkinson, giving the former Doncaster Rovers Belles and Liverpool manager the perfect start.
A week later, a hard-fought 2-2 draw at home to fully professional outfit Leicester City signalled the Blades' intent as being a serious challenger once again this season, with new signing Mel Johnson finding the net twice in the team's first game back at the Technique Stadium.
That was followed up by a 4-0 win at home to London Bees, with Johnson and Wilkinson both again scoring two each and goalkeeper Fran Kitching earning her first clean sheet of the season.
Redfearn, whose side return to league action with a trip to Coventry United this Sunday, credits a team effort to have put a good run of form together in a short amount of time.
"I'm really pleased for everybody involved with the squad, not just me, all the players and staff. I think it's an acknowledgement of everyone's hard work and dedication during the first month of the season."