The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:
Lee Bowyer (Charlton Athletic)
Any hesitancy the Charlton board may have had about giving Bowyer the job on a permanent basis was swept away with a run of four successive wins, 13 points from five unbeaten games and oodles of intricate, flowing football.
John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)
Coleman’s shrewd leadership has them dreaming of upward movement after gaining nine points from five unbeaten matches.
Kenny Jackett (Portsmouth)
A second successive nomination for Jackett whose Pompey side didn’t miss a beat under his assured guidance. They gained 11 points from five unbeaten games, including a clinical 2-1 victory at previous leaders Peterborough United.
Grant McCann (Doncaster Rovers)
As a player, the Northern Irishman loved space in midfield in which to create. Has employed a 4-3-3 formation to stretch defences and give his players the same freedom. They responded with 13 points and 12 goals from five games.
The winner will be announced on Friday 5 October.
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.