Football - Garcia wins Championship award

Brighton boss Oscar Garcia has won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for November.

The former Barcelona midfielder, who steered the Seagulls to three wins during the month, saw off competition from Nigel Pearson, Brian McDermott and Dougie Freedman to win the award.

Alan Curbishley, the chairman of the judging panel, told Brighton's official website: "Oscar is now making an impact at Brighton following his appointment over the summer.

"He fully deserves this award and will be hoping to extend Brighton's form as we approach the busy festive period."