Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for October.

A stunning month for Cooper's side saw four wins from five matches with an 11-3 goal tally.

Former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: "Four wins from five matches in October marked a great month for Colin Cooper and lifted Hartlepool up the table.

"Impressive wins on the road ensure his team is one to watch for the remainder of the season."

Sky Sports' Football League pundit Don Goodman said: "Colin Cooper praised his players' commitment after his team rose from 22nd to 13th.

"He deserves to take a massive amount of the credit.

"Three Sky Bet League 2 clean sheets in October have given his side a solid base to build on."

Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: "A stuttering start to the season for Cooper's men has been rectified with a superb October.

"Big away wins at Exeter City and Mansfield Town, and a superb 1-0 victory at Sheffield United, made it a great month for Cooper."

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