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Tigers Duo Win April Awards!

7 May 2021

Head Coach Grant McCann and forward Josh Magennis have been named the Sky Bet League One Manager and Player of the Month for April.

McCann guided the Tigers to five wins and a draw from six games, with the month culminating in promotion back to the Championship following a 2-1 victory at Lincoln City.

Northern Ireland international Magennis has enjoyed the best scoring season of his career and netted six goals during April.

As well as notching against Lincoln, the 30-year-old scored in wins against Crewe, Plymouth and Fleetwood and bagged a headed brace in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland.

Grant McCann said: “It’s all about the team. We all chipped in last month and it was a good month for us with five wins and a draw. It’s been a monumental effort from everyone to get us where we are.

“We’ve been consistent in our performances over the last two or three months. That’s coincided with good results, particularly the game away at Lincoln, which was a tough game but we came back to win and get promoted.

“We’re absolutely delighted with how the season has panned out; it’s been a huge team effort.”

Josh Magennis commented: “I’m over the moon. First and foremost, you want to get promoted and win the league, but to hit form at such a vital time for us all was absolutely brilliant.

“It’s the stuff you dream of – scoring goals, scoring winners and winning promotion. It’s one of the best runs I’ve had; I just felt confident and I knew the team would create chances for me.

“I’m very proud of not only myself but the team because I would be nowhere without them, and for the gaffer for trusting me. It’s a proud moment for me and we got promoted so I’m happy.”

On Magennis’ award, McCann said: “Josh has been outstanding all season. From the turn of the year, his return has been unbelievable and he’s getting better and better. For him to get six in six in April, at such a crucial time of the season, was huge for us. We’re delighted for him.”


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