First Team

Robbie wins December Manager of the Month

14th January 2021

Robbie Neilson has been voted December’s SPFL Championship Manager of the Month, presented by Glen’s Vodka.

The Jambos manager clinched the award after leading his side to a clean sweep of Championship victories last month after they won four games from four, notching 16 goals in the process.

A Jamie Walker brace handed Hearts a 2-0 victory at Greenock Morton on Dec 5th before the Jam Tarts slammed six past Queen of the South at Tynecastle the following week.

A 5-3 Boxing Day win against Ayr United consolidated the men in maroon’s position at the top of the table, with a 3-1 victory over Arbroath on Dec 29th stretching their lead to five points.

Speaking about the award, Robbie said; “It’s nice to get these things but it’s as much about the players as anything else. They’ve earned it.

“They had a really good month in December and won all their league games, which is all you can ask for.

“The focus now is on getting back to winning ways and that starts on Saturday against Alloa.”