TRANMERE’S flying start to the season won double recognition when Ronnie Moore was named League One manager of the month and Andy Robinson player of the month for August.
Moore guided Rovers to wins over Leyton Orient and Carlisle, plus a draw at Shrewsbury Town during August while Robinson, a strong creative influence on side, scored a hat-trick of long-range goals in a 3-0 win at Carlisle.
Moore said: “It shows I am doing the right things, the backroom staff are doing the right things and most importantly the players are doing the right things on the park.”
Moore reckoned Robinson was fully deserving of his award. “He’s been fantastic,” Moore said of the wide midfield player. “He is as good a player as anyone at this level and he’s going to be a vital part of our team this season.
“He is 32 and fit as a butcher’s dog. His work in pre-season was fantastic and he’s getting the benefit of that now.”
A Football League panel comprising former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, former Wolves player Wolves Don Goodman, Football League chief operating officer Andy Williamson, BBC Sport’s Mark Clemmit, League Managers Association deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower sponsorship manager Emma Collins made the selections.
Speaking on Moore’s award, Curbishley commented: “It’s been a very solid start to the new campaign for Tranmere with their unbeaten record seeing them right amongst promotion pack at this early stage. Ronnie has done a great job since taking charge.”
“We have got good players,” Moore added.
“We only have a small squad of 18 players but we are an attack minded team and we try and score goals. We don’t hold on for 0-0s or to sneak a win.
“We play 4-4-2 with wingers getting the ball in the box to create chances for the strikers. Luckily they have taken the chances that have come their way so far.”