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Championship: Ince and Vaughan win August awards

Ince's side have enjoyed a fine start. (©GettyImages)
Ince's side have enjoyed a fine start. (©GettyImages).

Blackpool manager Paul Ince has been named Championship Manager of the Month while Huddersfield's James Vaughan was voted Player of the Month.

Ince's Blackpool having made a great start to the season and are currently unbeaten at the top of the table.

The former Manchester United and Liverpool midfielder only took the reigns at Bloomfield Road back in February and has since steadied the ship following the exits of former managers Ian Holloway and Michael Appleton.

The 45-year-old beat off competition from fellow high flying bosses Harry Redknapp, of QPR, and Sean Dyche of Burnley.

Vaughan has gained recognition on the back of his goalscoring form which has seen the former Norwich and Everton hitman notch six goals in five league games.

The striker has scored all but two of his side's goals this season and has helped to propel them to 12th position at this early stage.

The 25-year-old finally appears to have found some stability in his career after making his loan move to the Terriers permanent in the summer. 

"It's always nice to be recognised when we've done well, but it's not about me," Ince said.

"I've won this award because of the players, not because of me. If I could split the award into 18 pieces and hand it around the dressing room, I really would. The lads have been outstanding in the first five games.

"It will probably be the kiss of death now, but we'll take it," he added.

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