Unbeaten in October and a a manger of the month nomination for Chris Powell. It couldn't have gone much better could it?

Well possibly so as some of the draws that Town earned in October (three in total) could have quite easily been wins had decisions gone our way and chances taken.

The month started off with a terrific win at the inform Wolves who had certainly found their grove back in the Championship under Kenny Jackett. Yet it was Town who would weather an early storm at Molineux and go on to win at a canter.

The midfield three of Conor Coady, Jonathan Hogg and Jacob Butterfield controlled the game and it was left to Grant Holt and Harry Bunn to be a nuisance up top. A 3-1 win was deserved and showed how the victory at the end of September against Millwall helped get a monkey off the backs of the players and management.

Blackburn were a different proposition and Town were very fortunate to come away with a point. The game was open with both sides missing chances to secure all three points.

Rovers had the best chance when Grant Holt was penalised for a handball in the penalty area, quite harshly in my opinion. Jordan Rhodes endeared himself further to Town fans as he dragged his penalty wide, even though keeper Alex Smithies would've most likely saved the shot had it been on target.

Smithies alongside Joel Lynch and Mark Hudson were absolutely terrific in that game and ensured only a second clean sheet of the season.

In a way the international break came at the right and wrong time for Town. The players were clearly showing signs of fatigue after three hard fought games in a week in the Blackburn game yet what harm could it possibly do to the momentum the club had gained.

Well no momentum was lost as Town ran out comfortable winners against a very poor Blackpool. Racing into a three goal lead after 15 minutes, the foot came off the gas and mistakes from players and the referee allowed the Seasiders to pull two goals back.

Yet Town restored their control in the second half and Jacob Butterfield's 25-yard drive sealed all three points. But for Joe Lewis in the opposition net it could've easily been 8-2.

Brighton three days later would prove to be tougher opposition that Blackpool but even in a 1-1 draw which was probably a fair result felt a little disappointing after Town controlled the majority of the first half.

The month would finish off with wholesale changes by Powell down at Portman Road. Town's record away at Ipswich is dire and looked to be getting even worse when the opposition went 2-0 up against the run of play. Misses from Holt and Nahki Wells added to the frustration.

Yet reverting to 4-4-2 and a penalty to Town saw the tide turn and two goals from Wells secured a point.

October was good - Yet you can't help but feel what may have been. Luck, composure and a few other bits just seem to be lacking in the side.

Man of the month: Many players impressed in October yet one consistently stood out. Joel Lynch has been fantastic ever since his mistakes against Leeds away. The partnership he is developing with Mark Hudson looks very strong.

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