Elgin City manager Jim Weir has been named the Ladbrokes League 2 Manager of the Month award for October and the Borough Briggs boss has swiftly dedicated it to everyone at the club.
Weir was rewarded for his squad’s outstanding form during the month, claiming three victories from four matches, including a thumping 5-0 win away at Montrose.
But while Weir is delighted to receive the gong, he was extremely mindful of the help he’s received from colleagues to achieve it.
Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes News, Weir said: “Awards are great because they are a recognition of success. It’s mainly a recognition of how well the team has done and how well the club is doing.
“But it’s not just about managers – managers seem to pick up the award as if it’s them that have done all the work, but there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes.
“I’ve got a cracking backroom team with Gavin Price and Stevie Dunn. It’s not just that, I’ve got the physios working away and the staff at the club give great support to the directors.
“It’s an award to the club. I’d rather say that it’s an Elgin City award for the team of the month or the club of the month rather than the Manager of the Month. That’s the way it should be.”
Their run of strong form propelled Elgin up to second in the League 2 table and they’ve managed to remain there despite the 2-1 defeat to Clyde last weekend.
And Weir is determined for his team to stay grounded despite their lofty position.
He added: “Forfar got a brilliant start and Gary Bollan is a great manager.
“They were suffering a wee spell that every club probably suffers, but they will come through it.
“A good thing for us at that time is we managed to capitalise and close what was a difficult gap.
“Things can change very quickly in football and I’m well aware of that and we just have to concentrate now on the job and look to hit our own targets.
“We know that it’s a very tough league,. It’s tougher than it was last year, but I feel that we’ve grown and we’ve kept the majority of the players so we are maybe a wee bit more experienced.
“This year we’ve got as good a chance as anybody to push towards the top half of the table and next year we are either in the title hunt or we are in the play-off hunt. That’s the target.”
Forfar and Clyde remain the top two favourites in the betting but Elgin are priced at 6/1 to take the League 2 title come May.
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