GLENAVON boss Gary Hamilton has been named BetMcLean Manager of the Month by NIFWA.

In February, the Lurgan Blues defeated Dungannon Swifts in the Irish Cup whilst also claiming league wins over Ards, Carrick Rangers and Linfield. They also lifted the Mid-Ulster Cup with a win over Newry City, in the final.

Gary Hamilton said, "This award means a lot to me and I would like to thank both the sponsors BetMcLean and the Football Writers, for this award.

"Obviously we had a disappointing result in the Irish Cup on Saturday against Loughgall, but we still have plenty to play for in the league. European football is very important to this club, so we are now fully focused that."

NIFWA Chairman Keith Bailie said, "Glenavon have not lost a league game in 2018, with four very impressive results in February. 

"Oran Kearney at Coleraine and Rodney McAree at Dungannon also had fine months, but we were particularly impressed by Glenavon's 2-0 win over Linfield at Windsor Park."

Paul McLean of sponsors BetMcLean said, "Gary Hamilton is a great manager and a real character. His Glenavon side are certainly one of the in-form teams at the moment."

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