Steven Pressley has today been named the Sky Bet League One ‘Manager of the Month’ after guiding Coventry City through the month undefeated.
Pressley led to his team to four wins from a possible five in the league, including a victory over top of the table Leyton Orient; their first and only loss in the league so far this season.
Pressley also saw his side pick up an impressive point away at Wolves, and arguably could have have stolen all three in the final minutes of the game.
After picking up 13 of a possible 15 points throughout the month, the Sky Blues now sit only three points outside the play-offs, an impressive feat after starting the season rock bottom of the table on -10 points.
Despite the incredible rise up the table, Pressley is urging both the fans and his players to keep their feet on the ground, and take each game at a time.
Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel spoke to SkySports.com following the decision, “Coventry City’s fine form under Steven Pressley continues.
“Their unbeaten month included Pressley’s men inflicting a first defeat on leaders Leyton Orient, and a derby draw with Wolves.
“Despite the points deduction they are now pushing hard for a play-off place.”
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Steven’s Coventry excelled in October – with four wins and a draw.
“The 3-1 win over Leyton Orient – ending the O’s 14-game unbeaten run – marked out his Coventry side’s potential.”
Pressley overcame Leyton Orient’s Russell Slade, Wolves’ Kenny Jackett and Steveange’s Graham Westley to pick up the award.
Full October 2013 league record: P5 W4 D1 L0
Club captain Carl Baker, who was nominated for the Player of the Month award, was beaten to the accolade by MK Dons’ on-loan striker Patrick Bamford.