When John Flanagan left Curzon Ashton in late November it was the end of an era.
Thankfully, in Mark Bradshaw they had a man already in place to carry the torch.
Four successive wins in January had everyone looking on with envy at one of the National League North’s lesser fancied sides.
Moving themselves four points clear of bottom three having been level with the relegation zone going into 2019, they grabbed 13 points from five games.
Curzon secured impressive wins over York City and Chester in a marvellous month.
They also won at Nuneaton Borough and Ashton United - huge victories when you consider the league table.