Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi has been named as the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for September.
The Forest boss oversaw victories in all three league games last month, with superb victories away at Swansea and Stoke adding to a home triumph over Barnsley to see The Reds right in the mix at the top of the table.
Lamouchi said: “I am very proud and happy because what we have done in September was just amazing. Thank you to the club, to the fans for your support and of course the staff, but the players because they make the difference and they did a great job.
“We had three games in September but in the last six games we took 16 points, this is not nothing; it is amazing. Now we need to keep going and keep working to keep this rhythm.
“We know it is very difficult but we have given the players a lot of rest as they deserved it, but now we will start again and focus on Wigan, Hull, Reading, Luton and then the most important game for the fans against Derby.
“It is a good moment and we will enjoy it but we know the trip is long and tough. We know that we will face some bad moments but we have to keep working. We will enjoy now because what is done is done, and now we will focus on the future and that is Wigan away.”
The award was voted for by a panel consisting of former Barnsley manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies, with Lamouchi beating Slaven Bilic of West Brom, Garry Monk of Sheffield Wednesday and Preston’s Alex Neil to the award.