Rochdale enjoyed a terrific month in December, picking up five victories and a draw from their six league fixtures. Dale began the month with four straight victories which included comprehensive wins over Bradford City, Macclesfield Town and Shrewsbury Town. They maintained their unbeaten form with a solid point at Crewe Alexandra before rounding off December with a further three points against Morecambe. This impressive return of 16 points saw Hill's men end the year in top spot in League Two.
Alan Curbishley, chairman of the Manager of the Month Awards panel, said: "Keith Hill's side continue to go from strength-to-strength in League Two. They enjoyed another hugely successful month, remaining unbeaten and scoring 19 goals in the process, to strengthen their grip at the top of the table."