The October nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:
Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
Thrills, spills, goals and points. Jones inspired his side to the lot in October. Fifteen and 15 points from six games, his side scored at least twice in each of their fixtures and proved themselves to be the division’s entertainers.
Chris Powell (Southend United)
It is what we do in adversity which defines us. Powell steered Southend to 10 points from six games despite the blows of losing Harry Lennon to a broken leg, as well as Tom Hooper and Ben Coker to season-ending injuries.
Mark Robins (Coventry City)
His side ended the month with five successive league wins, making light of the transition from League Two following promotion. Impressively, his side scored eight goals in winning away at Charlton, Southend and Bradford.
Jack Ross (Sunderland)
Expectations on Wearside of a promotion challenge could have weighed heavily on Ross. Instead, the Scot is embracing the challenge and 13 points from five unbeaten games moved his side smoothly into third place.