CRUSADERS boss Stephen Baxter has been named October Manager of the Month.
The award comes from the Northern Ireland Football Writers Association, the province’s doyen of soccer scribblers.
The Seaview boss had a fantastic month, helping the club go unbeaten.
The Hatchet Men had wins over Glentoran, Cliftonville and Ballinamallard and also reached the quarter finals of the IRN BRU League Cup.
It is the seventh time Stephen has won the manager of the month award and as usual he was his modest self.
“I am picking up this award for the whole team,” said Baxter.
“It has been a tough month and they have performed exceptionally well.”