Ross County's McIntyre and ICT's Christie win February awards

Ryan Christie
Ryan Christie, who has just turned 20, has made 31 appearance for Inverness Caley Thistle this season

Ross County's fighting performances at the bottom of the Scottish Premiership have been recognised by the Scottish Professional Football League.

Jim McIntyre has been named the top tier's manager of the month for February as County beat Motherwell,Partick Thistle and Dundee.

And Inverness midfielder Ryan Christie, 20, has been named last month's best player across all four SPFL leagues.

Christie also won the young player award in August.

Manager Jim McIntyre
McIntyre's Ross County are now in 10th place in the Premiership

County's fine run of form has continued in March with another win over Thistle and a point against Hamilton at New Douglas Park on Saturday extending the unbeaten run to five games.

Christie started all four of Caley Thistle's Premiership fixtures last month, scoring in a victory against St Mirren and helping his side earn a valuable point in each of the matches against Kilmarnock and Dundee United.