Motherwell's Stuart McCall named manager of the month

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
McCall has enjoyed an excellent start to the season with Motherwell

Motherwell's Stuart McCall has been named Clydesdale Bank Premier League manager of the month for July/August.

The former Scotland midfielder's Fir Park team are joint-leaders of the Scottish Premier League, having lost only one match out of six.

Their good run of form includes wins over Inverness, Hearts, St Mirren and Dunfermline, with their only reverse being a 3-0 home defeat by Rangers.

McCall replaced Craig Brown at the Steelmen in December last year.

"When you win manager of the month undoubtedly you've had the team of the month, and I think that as much as myself and Kenny (Black) and all the backroom staff are delighted to accept it, it's been down to the players," said McCall.

"They've worked hard, they've got their rewards for what they've done we've had a little bit of luck along the way, which you need.

"But they're a good bunch, a good dressing room and we have got to make sure we try and continue it now."