The Coasters have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season and it hasn’t gone unnoticed!

Not only has 10-goal striker Danny Rowe been named the Vanarama Player of the Month for his fantastic form in front of goal, manager Dave Challinor has been chosen as Manager of the Month, indicating a real team effort over the opening month of the campaign.

Unbeaten in seven games, winning five, drawing two and scoring 23 goals in the process, it’s fair to say the awards are more than justified!

The celebrated duo picked up the same awards early last season after a sensational September and were delighted to have the team’s achievements acknowledged.

Challinor said: “This kind of recognition, as far as I’m concerned, is recognition for the club and the whole team.

“The rules will dictate that we have to do a photo with Rowey holding his trophy and myself with mine, but ultimately it has been a massive team effort.

“I have spoken to the lads and explain that they are awards for everybody. This is just desserts for all the hard work, not just over the last month, but since we came back in for pre-season.

“Hopefully these awards are first of many because if we want to achieve anything this season then we have to be consistent on a monthly basis.

“Obviously Rowey is going to take a lot of the plaudits because of the goals he has scored, which is thoroughly deserved, but every one of them deserves praise for the start we have made.”

Rowe, who has already bagged two hat-ticks this season, added: “You can’t win these awards without your teammates so firstly I would like to thank each and every one of them.

“We have had a great first month of the season and it’s always nice to have that acknowledged in the wider football community.”