Eddie Howe and Kieran Trippier nominated for awards

Eddie Howe
Eddie Howe

BURNLEY manager Eddie Howe and defender Kieran Trippier have both been nominated in the manager and player of the month awards.

Howe is in the four-name shortlist for the npower Manager of the Month Award for December, following the Clarets’ impressive record of four wins and one defeat from their five games.

That included the wins away at West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion, the home victories over Doncaster Rovers and Hull City and the unfortunate home defeat to Portsmouth.

Nominations for the npower Championship Manager of the Month Award:

Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough)

Sean Dyche (Watford)

Eddie Howe (Burnley)

Brian McDermott (Reading)

Trippier, who this week signed a permanent three-and-a-half year deal with the Clarets, is shortlisted following another impressive month at right back.

The 21-year-old scored the winning goal at Brighton and Hove Albion and played his part in three successive clean sheets at the end of the month.

Nominations for the npower Championship Player of the Month Award:

Alex Pearce (Reading)

Nicky Bailey (Middlesbrough)

Ricardo Vaz Te (Barnsley)

Kieran Trippier (Burnley)

The winners will be announced at 10am on Friday, January 6, 2012.