Last Updated: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:29
West Brom boss Steve Clarke has been named Premier League manager of the month for November.
The Scot oversaw successive wins over Southampton, Wigan, Chelsea and Sunderland during the month - the first time they have won four Premier League games in a row.
Not even a defeat at the hands of Swansea could stop the Baggies climbing from ninth in the table at the start of the month to the dizzy heights of third at the start of December.
Clarke, who only joined the club in the summer, is the second Albion boss to pick up the award following Roberto Di Matteo in October 2010.
He was quick to pay tribute to his players and staff for their role in the club's fine form.
"It's a good reward for a good November," he told the club's official website. "I'm the one that picks the award up but it's obviously down to the work of my staff and players.
"The players were exceptional in November. We had a great run. Four victories in a row in the Premier League is difficult to achieve.
"We managed to do that and this trophy is a little reward for them."
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