The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award are:
Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
Last season’s struggles were forgotten as Ainsworth guided Wycombe to the dizzy heights of second place in League One after another fine haul of ten points from five games on a lower budget than most in the division.
Joey Barton (Fleetwood Town)
A free-scoring month for Fleetwood. Their ten points from four unbeaten games were matched by ten goals, three in each of the away games at Southend and Shrewsbury. Barton has bedded in his summer recruits impressively.
Graham Coughlan (Bristol Rovers)
After last season’s survival, the Irishman spent his summer recruiting his own players and has blended them into an attacking unit full of width and pace. September saw his plan come to fruition with 11 points from five games.
Karl Robinson (Oxford United)
If Oxford’s season began slowly in August, it burst into technicolour life in September with five games producing ten points, 13 goals and four successive clean sheets. The highlight was a resounding 6-0 victory at Lincoln.