Lambert Wins Manager of the Month
Friday, 13th Sep 2019 06:05
Town boss Paul Lambert says it’s lovely to be named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for August but insists the award is a “collective thing” for everybody connected with the club.
Lambert is the first Town manager to win a Sky Bet monthly gong since Mick McCarthy picked up the Championship award in November 2015.
“It’s lovely,” the Blues boss said. “I think the staff I’ve inherited and I brought to the club, everybody else, the supporters, it’s a collective thing because without them you can’t win anything. A big thanks to everybody connected with the club and I’m happy for everybody.”
Lambert says he has no truck with the Manager of the Month curse: “I’ve never been superstitious, I don’t buy into all of that stuff. I think if you’re like you're probably a bit weak in your mind. I go and try and win, it doesn’t matter. We have to go and win and that’s the most important thing.”
The Blues boss last won a Manager of the Month award with Wolves in the Championship in March 2017.
He previously won the League One award in January 2009 (with Colchester), December 2009 and January 2010 (both with Norwich).
Striker Kayden Jackson was nominated for the Player of the Month award but lost out to Peterborough’s Marcus Maddison.
But Lambert was pleased that the Blues striker, who scored four times and formed a deadly partnership with James Norwood, who netted five, had received the recognition.
“Brilliant, the two of them are playing really, really well,” the Blues manager added. “They’re a handful, they’re scoring goals.
“The team collectively is playing really well. Those lads need the chances that are created for them and the team is playing really well.
“Lads coming back from injuries is a big bonus, the squad’s getting stronger, which I said we needed.”
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