John rewarded for unbeaten month.
Following two victories at the end of November, McGreal guided the U's through December unbeaten, drawing one and winning three of their four fixtures.
U's boss John McGreal has been named Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for December.
McGreal took the award ahead of the three other League Two nominees, Shaun Derry (Cambridge), Paul Tisdale (Exeter) and Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe), and was obviously pleased with the recognition.
"We’ve changed the system, had players come back from injury and the whole squad has had the belief and talent to go out there and perform.
"It’s very flattering to receive the award," he told the official website, "Steve Ball and I are obviously delighted, but the credit must go to the players for the way they’ve adapted to what we’ve asked them to do."
"Even during the run without winning, they believed in themselves and the results in December were a reward for their hard work and application.
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman, EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.
"He switched systems to 3-5-2 and was able to gently re-introduce often injured frontman Chris Porter to his lineup whilst maintaining a steady run of results which saw a 0-0 draw at resolute Mansfield followed by a 22/1 treble of wins that has them back on the edge of the Play-Off places."