Poyet and Emnes pick up monthly Championship gongs

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet and Middlesbrough forward Marvin Emnes have picked up the Championship manager and player of the month rewards respectively.

Poyet’s Seagulls have adapted admirably to life in England’s second tier as they proudly sit atop of the division after five games.

Any doubts about being able to settle into their new home at the AMEX Stadium have been dispelled and the side can also boast a Carling Cup win over Premier League Sunderland.

Dutchman Emnes enjoyed an incredible August for Boro scoring seven goals, including a cup hat-trick away at League One side Walsall.

Emnes was rumoured to have had one foot out the door of the Riverside Stadium this summer with a move to promoted Swansea seemingly imminent but the 23-year-old penned a new three year deal on Teeside and has rewarded manager Tony Mowbray and the fans alike with some dazzling performances.

He also becomes the first Middlesbrough player since Juninho in March 1997 to win a monthly award.

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