The nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month award for September.Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
He has banished memories of last season’s struggles in style, guiding his side through an unbeaten month to garner 11 points and move up to second in Sky Bet League 2. Their defensive solidity was demonstrated by conceding just two goals.
Phil Brown (Southend United)
After his side’s indifferent start, Brown guided them calmly to a draw and then four successive wins in a September to remember at Roots Hall. His astute signings of young players has re-invigorated the team.
David Flitcroft (Bury)
Flitcroft embraced expectations around Gigg Lane and the tag of promotion favourites. They collected 10 points from five games including a convincing 3-1 home win against high-flying Burton Albion.
Paul Tisdale (Exeter City)
Overcame a difficult summer and August to lead Exeter into better form with his usual panache. Transmitted his unwavering belief to his players to secure three straight 2-1 wins against Cambridge United, Tranmere Rovers and leaders Bury.
The winners will be announced on Friday.