Watford Ladies head coach Clinton Lancaster has been praised by general manager Grace Williams after he was named FA Women’s National League Premier Division Manager of the Month for December.

The Golden Girls currently sit top of the Souther Premier Division, with nine wins from 11 games and are unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions, a run stretching back to September.

Williams said the award was "thoroughly deserved" and that she had been impressed with Lancaster's attitude ever since his appointment.

In an interview with the Watford website, she said the award was not just for the head coach, but for all the staff working with Watford Ladies.

“I’m so pleased Clinton has received this award, it is thoroughly deserved to represent the hard work he puts in,” she said.

“It’s definitely an award for all the staff, coaches and players. Every single member of Watford FC has put in so much hard work and so much time to ensure we are top of the table with not only great results but some great performances. Since I appointed Clint as Head Coach, I have been nothing but impressed with his forward-thinking, positive attitude and professionalism in the role."

Lancaster reiterated those remarks and said that the Golden Girls' form was the result of a team effort.

"I was really pleased to receive the award, but it’s not just me, it’s all of the staff and players who have all put in such a team effort, not only in December but the whole season,” he said.