Manager Graham Alexander has been voted the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for October!
Three wins, a draw and a defeat saw The Ammies rise from 17th to 12th as we found our feet in the division. Victory at high-flying Newport at the start of November made it four wins in six, and 13 points from 18.
A delighted Gaffer, who picks up a Football League Manager of the Month award for a fourth time, said: “It’s a great credit to everyone involved at Salford City.
“The award is on the back of results for the first team, and all the players and staff involved in that are the ones that deserve this award because that’s what it’s based on, that’s the criteria.
“The team have performed excellently well over the last month.”
Danny Wilson chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.
He said: “After a historical promotion from the National League, Graham Alexander has really helped Salford adapt to the rigours of a League Two campaign.
“After a little bit of ‘feet finding’ in the early part of the season, 10 points from a possible 15 in October has seen them move into mid table for the first time and within a couple of wins off the Play-Off positions.
“The managerial experience from Graham really has helped Salford settle into the league but it also suggests that he will want to continue the good form and push his troops even harder.”
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “In their first season in the EFL, Graham Alexander picks up Salford City’s first ever EFL award, thanks to three wins in five games.
“Alexander’s experience at this level and above – he has three previous Manager of the Month trophies from his time at Fleetwood and Scunthorpe United – has been the driving force behind their brilliant start to life in the EFL.”
Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Graham Alexander’s Ammies were the form side in Sky Bet League Two during October, helping them climb from 18th into the top half of the table.
“Salford were one of the favourites for promotion at the start of the season (9/4) and are now only three points off the Play-Off places and six points off the top three.
“They are 5/1 to be promoted this season and 2/1 to make the Play-Offs.”
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.