AN­OTHER WIN!

AS ROBINS PICKS UP MAN­AGER OF THE MONTH AWARD FOR FIVE WINS ON THE SPIN, BUR­LEY BE­LIEVES CITY ARE CON­TENDERS FOR PRO­MO­TION

Warwickshire Telegraph - - COVENTRY CITY - By ANDY TURNER

COVEN­TRY City man­ager Mark Robins has been named the Sky Bet League One Man­ager of the Month for Oc­to­ber.

His side ended the month with five suc­ces­sive league wins, mak­ing light of the tran­si­tion from League Two fol­low­ing pro­mo­tion.

Im­pres­sively, his Sky Blues scored eight goals in win­ning away at Charl­ton, Southend and

Brad­ford.

Robins said: “We played some good foot­ball early on with­out get­ting the re­sults that we de­served to get, but I think that ev­ery­body has worked re­ally, re­ally hard be­hind the scenes and the play­ers have been bril­liant this month.

“It is a tough di­vi­sion and dif­fi­cult to get re­sults in, but we have man­aged to do that over the last month or so.

“Hope­fully we can kick on and con­tribute some more good per­for­mances be­cause I think some of the foot­ball they are play­ing is re­ally en­ter­tain­ing.”

For­mer man­ager Ge­orge Bur­ley chairs the Sky Bet Man­ager of the Month judg­ing panel.

He said: “Mark has got Coven­try City quickly ad­justed to play­ing in a league above and they won all five of their matches in Oc­to­ber.

“These in­cluded great away wins against Charl­ton, Southend and Brad­ford which shows they will be likely con­tenders for an­other pro­mo­tion this sea­son.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pun­dit Don Good­man said: “Af­ter gain­ing pro­mo­tion last sea­son, Mark Robins would have been af­ter much more than sim­ply sur­viv­ing in League One this time around.

“Five straight wins for the first time in 20 years has the Sky Blues look­ing up the ta­ble and thriv­ing at this level.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Mark Robins’ Coven­try team won five on the bounce in Oc­to­ber to pro­pel them­selves up to eight place in the ta­ble.

“The Sky Blues are now firmly in Play-Off con­tention and are 9/1 for back to back pro­mo­tions.

“Any rel­e­ga­tion wor­ries have been eased with them now priced at 40/1 to go back down to League Two.”

Sky Blues Re­porter andy.turner@reach­plc.com Sky Blues boss Mark Robins with the Sky Bet League One Man­ager of the Month Award

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