Tommy Breslin manager award completes Reds November clear sweep

Cliftonville have completed a clean sweep of the Carling monthly awards after Tommy Breslin won the November manager's award.

Already this week, Barry Johnston and Rory Donnelly picked up the player and goal of the month awards for November.

"While it is an individual award, there are a lot of people behind the scenes that deserved a mention," said Breslin.

"Peter Murray, Kyle Spiers, Gerard Lyttle and Paul Stranney are all contributing as part of a team."

On Thursday, Reds midfielder Barry Johnston was delighted to pick up the monthly player award for the first time.

The 31-year-old has been a pivotal figure for the Reds, who have won their last 13 matches including the Co Antrim Shield final against Glentoran.

Johnston was named man-of-the-match in the 2-1 victory over the Glens at the Oval last month.

Solitude team-mate Rory Donnelly collects the goal of the month award after a superb strike against Linfield.

Donnelly, winning the award for a second straight month, cut in from the left before curling the ball into the top corner in the 4-2 league win.

Former Coleraine, Glenavon and Shamrock Rovers player Johnston is in his third spell at Solitude.

"I'm delighted - it has been a long time coming and I'm now a veteran so it's great," he said.

"We don't fear anyone and we can keep the winning run going. The award could have gone to anyone in the team."

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