The October nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Neil Harris (Millwall)
The passion he holds for Millwall had somehow dripped out of his side in the early weeks of the season. His genius was to re-instil it in his players without losing the dressing room. Ten points from five games was the result.
Frank Lampard (Derby County)
A first nomination for Lampard whose attractive side negotiated their way unbeaten to nine points from five difficult-looking games, which included playing four of the five teams above them. Pride of place was a 4-0 win at West Brom.
Steve McClaren (Queens Park Rangers)
The scrutiny was sharp and hurtful in late summer after a dreadful start, but McClaren quietly trusted his methods and his players to steer Rangers into the top half with an October haul of 13 points from five unbeaten games.
Garry Monk (Birmingham City)
October was the month in which Birmingham’s draws turned into wins – four of them in succession as Monk’s patience and cajoling of his players earned the reward of 13 points from five games to move into the top half.
All winners will be announced on Friday 9 November 2018.