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Lambert wins manager-of-the-month award after flying start to life in League One

PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:18 13 September 2019

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert with his staff. (L-R) Matt Gill (first team coach), George Buckley (analyst), James Pullen (kit man), Lee Catling (masseur), Stuart Taylor (assistant manager), Matt Byard (head physio), Jimmy Walker (goalkeeping coach), Jim Henry (head of athletic performance), Thomas Walsh (sports therapist), Will Stephenson (head of performance analysis), Adam Gooderham (chef). Picture: ITFC

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert with his staff. (L-R) Matt Gill (first team coach), George Buckley (analyst), James Pullen (kit man), Lee Catling (masseur), Stuart Taylor (assistant manager), Matt Byard (head physio), Jimmy Walker (goalkeeping coach), Jim Henry (head of athletic performance), Thomas Walsh (sports therapist), Will Stephenson (head of performance analysis), Adam Gooderham (chef). Picture: ITFC

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Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has won the League One Manager of the Month award for August.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has won the League One Manager of the Month award for August. Picture: ROSS HALLSIpswich Town manager Paul Lambert has won the League One Manager of the Month award for August. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Lambert has led Town to an unbeaten start in the third tier, with the Blues' four wins and two draws enough for them to top the table at the end of the first month of action.

The Ipswich boss beat off competition from Danny Cowley, until recently the Lincoln City boss but now in charge at Championship side Huddersfield, as well as Blackpool's Simon Grayson and Coventry's Mark Robins to win the award.

"It's a collective thing because without everyone you can't win anything," he said.

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Thumbs up to Town fans from manager Paul Lambert following his sides 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.comThumbs up to Town fans from manager Paul Lambert following his sides 3-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

"It's a big thanks to everyone connected with the club - the players, the staff and the supporters."

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When Lambert was asked whether he feared the 'manager of the month curse' which is said to hit bosses winning these awards, he replied: "I've never been superstitious or bought into any of that. I think if you're like that you're maybe a bit weak in the mind.

"I'll go and try and win and it doesn't matter, that kind of thing."

Striker Kayden Jackson, who has scored four goals for the Blues this season, was nominated for the player-of-the-month prize but lost out to Peterborough's Marcus Maddison.

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"He was brilliant," Lambert said of Jackson, who has struck up a good partnership with five-goal striker James Norwood. "The two of them have been playing really well and have been a handful and have scored goals.

"The team collectively are playing well but those lads needed the chances being created for them.

"The team are playing really well and the lads coming back from injury are a big bonus for us."

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