ROEDER IS TRACKED
CHAMPIONSHIP clubs are taking note of the impact Glenn Roeder is having as managerial advisor at Stevenage.
The former West Ham and Newcastle boss, whose last job as a manager was with Norwich from 2007-09, has helped Darren Sarll to transform Stevenage from League Two strugglers into promotion contenders.
Roeder, 61, joined the Hertfordshire club almost a year ago to assist rookie boss Sarll after the sacking of ex-England striker Teddy Sheringham.
STEVENAGE have moved quietly into promotion contention in League Two, but the cat’s out of the bag now.
Red-hot striker Matt Godden has been named the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month for February, while manager Darren Sarll has claimed the manager accolade.
Boro won five and drew one game in the month to put themselves in the thick of the promotion battle. Ahead of yesterday’s big game at Luton, they were sixth in the table, just four points off automatic promotion.
Striker Godden has been a big factor in Stevenage’s rise, netting six goals in six games. Indeed, his 13 league goals since the turn of the year mean he is the top scorer in 2017 across the top four divisions.
The 25-year-old former Scunthorpe and Ebbsfleet forward said: “I am delighted to win Player of the Month. It is a big honour and something I am very proud of.
“It has been a great month and I am in the form of my life. As a team we have been doing fantastic recently.
“It is nice to get individual accolades but I couldn’t do it without my teammates.”
Manager Sarll added: “We have positioned ourselves nicely and my award goes to recognise the excellent form we are currently in individually and collectively.
“March must now reflect the foundations laid as we have set standards far higher than ever before.”
The Championship awards were won by Preston winger Aiden McGeady and Huddersfield manager David Wagner, while Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp and Millwall boss Neil Harris took the honours in League One.