With the Tigers going through the month unbeaten, Adkins has been named as the division’s Manager of the Month while free-scoring Bowen has landed the league’s Player of the Month award.
Adkins’ men showed tremendous form as they claimed 16 points from the 18 available, with five wins and a draw sparking a rise up the table in a run that included a victory over league leaders Leeds United.
Speaking about the award, Adkins was quick to dedicate it to his hard-working players and staff.
“It’s great recognition for all of the hard work that the players and the staff have been putting in,” he said.
“The run of form that we’ve been on and the momentum that we have picked up is down to everybody working hard for each other. We have a TEAM ethos – Together Everybody Achieves More – and we have a really good environment in which to work. The players come in and know what is required of them. We have a great camaraderie which is so important, we defend as a team and attack as a team – we are a team.”
Bowen, meanwhile, scored six goals in as many games last month with match-winning braces against Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and Leeds United to take him into double figures for the season, although he was also quick to credit others for his personal accolade.
“I’m delighted to win the award but it was a good month for the whole team and everybody played their part,” explained Bowen.
“We won every game with the exception of the draw at Millwall and it’s a run that has pushed us right up the table. Everybody has been playing well and there are many of my team-mates that could have been picking up this award as well. We’ve got some big games coming up this month now and we’ll keep working hard and looking to improve.”