Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for September.
The foundations Duff laid last season have been built on spectacularly so far this campaign.
Traditionally strong at home, it was their 2-0 victories at Salford and Plymouth which demonstrated his tactical nous, making 13 points from five games.
Duff said: “The staff are only a reflection of what the players do. It's obviously 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 - if the team on the pitch are doing well and winning, we all win.
“It is a nice award to win but I think it is 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."
Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.
He said: “What a great September for Michael Duff and his Cheltenham troops. Thirteen points from a possible 15 has lifted Cheltenham into third place from a mid-table position in August.
“Goals have been plentiful and their strong home record suggests Michael’s team will be tough to shake off as the season progresses.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “The goals were flowing home and away in September for Duff, with five and six-goal thrillers against Bradford and Stevenage the highlights.
“Even more impressive was the way in which his side shared the goals out between them, with seven different goalscorers notching in September.”
Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Club legend Michael Duff guided Cheltenham to fifth place in League Two courtesy of four wins and a draw.
“The Robins were expected to be closer to the bottom of the table than the top and were as big as 9/1 for promotion, but after a great start to the season they have been cut to 5/1 and are now 20/1 for the title (from 40/1).”
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Barnsley manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.