Demba Ba has been voted the signing of the season by Premier League managers.

The Newcastle forward was the overwhelming choice of top-flight bosses in a survey conducted by Barclays via the League Managers Association.

Sixteen managers responded, anonymously, to the series of questions.

Even though like the team he hasn’t quite hit the (goal) heights of previous months, I thought he put in a brilliant shift at The Emirates and some of the other players need to shape up to his level.

Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert emerged as the best managers of the campaign in the eyes of their colleagues, having guided Swansea and Norwich to impressive first terms back at the summit of English football.