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Yates Scoops Honour

16 November 2012

Mark Yates has been named npower League Two manager of the month.

Robins chief Mark Yates has been named the npower League Two manager of the month this morning.

Cheltenham lost just once in the month of October and are currently on a five match (all competitions) unbeaten run. In fact the Robins have lost just once in the last 12 games and they finished October off with a superb 3-0 win over Exeter City.

It is the second time during his managerial career that Mark has been named manager of the month but he was quick to credit the entire club rather than himself.

"It's a great honour obviously but this award is for everyone at the club," he said.

"My players, my backroom staff and the people who work at the club have made this happen. My name is on the award but it has always been about a team effort at this club and that is what has got this club into the position it is in today."

Mark beat both Martin Allen (Gillingham) and Chris Wilder (Oxford) to claim this award and he spoke to Sky Sports News live at 10am this morning.

Speaking about Mark Yates’ win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented;

“It’s been a great month for Cheltenham Town, maintaining a solid promotion push after narrowly missing out in the play-off final last season. Their 12 goals and 13 points this month demonstrates truly impressive form.”

Former Cheltenham Town winger Ashley Vincent picked up the player of the month award for his scintillating form in a Port Vale shirt.

The two awards are determined by two separate expert panels. The Manager of the Month award is decided by former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower Sponsorship Manager Emma Collins. The Player of the Month panel sees Emma Collins joined by Wolves legend Don Goodman, BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit and The Football League’s Head of Communications, John Nagle.

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