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'Team of the Month award' - Pressley

8 November 2013

City boss Steven Pressley has praised the team and backroom staff after winning the manager of the month award....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has praised the team and his backroom staff after winning the SkyBet League Manager of the Month award for October.

The Sky Blues had a fantastic month, winning four out of five matches in League One, including ending Leyton Orient's unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 win at Sixfields.

City now sit in 11th position in the League One table, despite starting the season with a 10 point deduction, and are just three points off the League One play-off positions.

The City boss expressed his delight at winning the award but was quick to praise the hard work of the entire club.

Pressley said: "Of course, I am delighted. But the truth is, with these sort of awards, they aren't individual awards.

"A manager can be doing a lot of good work in the background at the football club, but maybe you don't get the results.

"So, when you win an award like this, it is down to a team effort. It is really a Team of the Month award.

"We've made some great progress over the last month, picked up some fantastic results and the hard work of the entire club deserves a lot of credit."

City followed up an unbeaten October with an impressive 3-0 victory at Sixfields against Notts County before the trip to AFC Wimbledon tonight.

He continued: "We've improved, but as yet, we have not achieved anything. I know it brings the so-called kiss of death but I'm sure that won't play out against AFC Wimbledon.

"We have prepared properly for the match so I am sure the award will have no bearing on the result.

"I am continuously seeing improvements from the side and that really pleases. As long as that keeps happening, I will be delighted." 

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