NIFWA MANGER OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2019

Stephen Baxter has been named NIFWA Manager of the Month for March.

The Crusaders boss guided his club to County Antrim Shield glory at the start of the month, before claiming a place in the Irish Cup final with a semi-final victory over Coleraine last weekend.

Upon collecting the Belleek trophy Baxter said, "I would like to thank the Football Writers' for this award. It's always an honour to collect this award.

"We started the month well with the Irish Cup win over Ballymena and the Shield win over Linfield. We showed a never-say-die attitude in the Shield final and we have carried that into our league games.

"We rested and rotated at times in recent weeks, so to finish the month of March unbeaten is very pleasing."

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