Raith Rovers’ fine start to the season has again been recognised by the SPFL who, today, awarded Grant Murray the accolade of ‘Championship Manager of the Month’ for October, the second month in a row he has won this award.

During October, Murray led Raith to league victories over Dumbarton, Morton and Livingston and a draw at League Leaders, Hamilton Accies. He also became the fourth manager in Raith’s 130 year history to lead the club to a national cup-final, courtesy of a 3 – 0 win over Annan Athletic in the semi-final.

Speaking to raithrovers.net, Grant said, “I’m delighted to have won the award for a second time  but the credit has to go to the players who have worked exceptionally hard and have reaped the rewards of that work. I have a group of players here who work for each other and take pride in their performances and  in the club. They have remained extremely focussed and haven’t let themselves get carried away with anything other than winning the next game of football that comes our way.”

Although the team suffered their second defeat of the season last week at Dundee, Murray is certain that his team will once again show the correct application and attitude that has served them so well this season, as they take on a stubborn Alloa Athletic side on Saturday.
“Since promotion, Alloa have held their own in the Championship and they gave us a very difficult game here in September. Paul Hartley has built a side with a good blend of experience and youth and Saturday’s game will be another hard event. My players know what is required and I know they will apply themselves in the right manner as we attempt to bring back the three points.”

Everyone at Raith Rovers congratulates Grant Murray on his second consecutive award and hopes there are many more to come.

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