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Duff on Manager of the Month & growing recognition for the Robins

11 October 2019

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Duff on Manager of the Month & growing recognition for the Robins

11 October 2019

Having been presented with the League Two September Manager of the Month award on Thursday, and with his side facing a free weekend following the postponement with Newport County AFC, Michael Duff has highlighted the recognition the Robins are receiving from people outside the club.

As well as being named Manager of the Month, Jacob Greaves was named the EFL Young Player of the Month for September earlier in the week.

To top that both Ryan Broom and Gavin Reilly have been nominated for the Bristol Street Motors PFA Player of the Month in League Two for September.

"The club, the players, are getting recognition quite rightly so for the performances that they've been delivering," Duff said.

"The team are going well and there are always going to be two or three individuals who get the headlines, but as long as the team is doing well everyone is doing well."

On receiving the Manager of the Month award he added: "The staff are only a reflection on what the players do. It is a nice award but it's more for the whole club really because the board, the staff, the supporters, the players, and I've always said it all along that if the eleven on the pitch are doing well and are winning then we all win.

"It is a nice award to win but I think it's more a sign of recognition that other people outside of Cheltenham are starting to recognise the work that has been going on for a long time."

Unfortunately Duff's team won't be able to continue their good form in League Two with this weekend's home match with Newport County having been postponed due to the Welsh side having international call ups.

It means Cheltenham have to wait until Saturday 19 October for the next chance to take to the field when a trip to Walsall is on the horizon.

"It is what it is," he added. "There's no point getting upset or too downbeat - the games been called off and the players will get a couple of days off now.

"There has been a bit of classroom work and a few more tweaks after the game on Tuesday as they asked a few different questions so it's like 'what do we do if it happens again?'

"Refuel, refresh, mentally, physically, and we go again. There's a bit more time on the training pitch but it isn't a case of trying to turn it into anything."

Watch the full interview with Duff above for free on iFollow.

The ticket office is open until 3pm on Friday for supporters wanting to purchase tickets for the match at Walsall, as well as for upcoming home fixtures including the game with Forest Green on Saturday 2 November.

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