Ballinamallard's Whitey Anderson voted manager of month

Ballinamallard United manager Whitey Anderson

Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson has been voted September's top Irish Premiership manager by the Northern Ireland football writers.

Anderson guided Ballinamallard to promotion last season, and they moved up to third in the table by beating champions Linfield 3-1 on Saturday.

During September, the County Fermanagh men beat Cliftonville, Portadown, Donegal Celtic and Glenavon.

"The whole journey really feels like a dream," said a delighted Anderson.

"We never could have imagined making it to the Premiership a few years ago, never mind me winning an award for manager of the month.

"Despite our early success, our aim is still just to make sure we are in the division this time next year.

"But for now we are just enjoying ourselves - there is a great buzz about the place."