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Bet McLean Manager of the Month award is down to Crusaders players, says Baxter

Stephen Baxter has been named the BetMcLean Manager of the Month for November.

His Crusaders team produced a stunning string of result in the month, winning six of their seven matches. Those included a 7-1 thrashing of Carrick, a separate Shield semi-final win over the same side and a last gasp victory over Dundee United at Tannadice. There were also wins over Linfield, Ards and Dungannon Swifts.

That runs of wins was interrupted only by league-leading Coleraine with a 1-1 draw at the Showrounds.

Baxter said: "It's a great honour for me to win this award and I would like to thank NIFWA for selecting me. It really is appreciated.

"November was a big month for us with seven fixtures in four different competitions, but thankfully we came out of it with six wins and a draw against Coleraine.

"The players have been superb for me and this award is a recognition of their achievements."

Paul McLean of NIFWA sponsor BetMcLean said: "I'm delighted to hear that Stephen has won our award as Crusaders have been in fine form in recent weeks. At BetMcLean we are always on the look out for an upset, and Crusaders certainly provided that when they defeated Dundee United at Tannadice."

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