Charlton Women | Riteesh Mishra scoops Manager of the Month trophy

Charlton Athletic Manager Riteesh Mishra has been awarded The FA Women’s Championship Manager of the Month trophy for February by the LMA Panel.

Mishra lifted his side from the bottom of The FA Women's Championship into ninth place, following an impressive draw against Liverpool and a vital 2-0 victory against Coventry United.

Upon receiving the Manager of the Month trophy Mishra said: "I'm thankful and grateful to the staff and players to help me receive it because they're the ones who are performing week in week out, day in day out and I'm just helping that happen. I don't want to get carried away, it’s nice to receive but we've got important games coming up and we need to keep improving."

Chair of the League Managers Association panel Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE added: "Riteesh and his Charlton team may have found the first half of the season challenging, but their form in recent weeks has improved to offer them hope in their bid to retain Championship status.

"With plenty of games yet to play, Riteesh will want to build on this momentum, keep picking up points against the teams around them and close the gap on the teams in mid-table safety."

The LMA panel for the monthly awards involves three highly experienced individuals with specialist knowledge of the women’s game and football management, including Marieanne Spacey-Cale MBE (LMA Member and Southampton FC Head of Girls and Women’s Football/Head Coach), Jen O’Neill (Editor of She Kicks - women's football magazine) and Alan Curbishley (LMA Board Member and LMA Manager of the Year 1999/2000).

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