Raith boss hails team effort after Manager of the Month award

Raith Rovers manager John McGlynn has been named October’s Championship Manager of the Month after going unbeaten in five games last month, with the Rovers boss paying tribute to his backroom staff after picking up his award.

Rovers recorded wins over Kilmarnock, Arbroath and Ayr United, and 1-1 draws with both Dunfermline Athletic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in October as they exended their unbeaten streak in the Championship to ten games.


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The Fifers face Morton this afternoon and could end up top of the table if results go their way, and McGlynn was delighted with the recognition for the hard work his side have put in recently to put themselves in an excellent position.

“I’m delighted to win this award, it is recognition for all the hard work which has been carried out by our backroom team, players, and everyone at the club during the month of October,” McGlynn said.

“We had four wins and two draws in all competitions in October, and I’d like to thank our Assistant Manager Paul Smith, Goalkeeping Coach Robbie Thomson, Sport Scientist Blair Doughty, Physio Stewart Duff, Kit Man Simon Pollock, Video Analyst Andy Tannahill and Opposition Analyst Greg Gordon for their efforts.

“I especially thank all the players for all their hard work – I see this as very much a team effort from everyone at Raith Rovers”

After picking up 11 points from 15 last month, as well as beating local rivals East Fife in the SPFL Trust Trophy, McGlynn’s side are in a strong position to challenge for the title and promotion back to the Premiership.

Having only come up from League One when Covid struck, McGlynn has worked wonders at Stark’s Park and you wouldn’t be surprised to see him guide Raith back to the top flight for the first time since the 1990s.

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