Robbo scoops League 1 manager of the month award

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KARL Robinson has been named League 1 Manager of the Month for August – becoming the youngest boss in the Football League to win the accolade.

Dons’ rise to the top of the table has seen the 31-year-old pick up the prize for the first time in his managerial career, beating off competition from his opposite numbers at Charlton Athletics, Sheffield United and Tranmere Rovers.

But as usual Robinson was quick to focus the praise on the club as a whole, saying: “It’s an end product of a group of players’ and a group of staff’s hard work, yet one person gets an award for it.

“There are so many people who have contributed to this award during the month. I’m pleased, but I have Sheffield Wednesday to focus on now.”

And of course Dons will now be hoping the so called ‘curse of the manager of the month award’ doesn’t strike on Saturday when Robinson takes his side to Hillsborough for arguably their toughest test of their season so far.

Meanwhile Luke Chadwick has missed out on the player of the month award – won by Wednesday striker Ryan Lowe.