The October nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Michael Beale (Queens Park Rangers)
Beale commendably kept his focus on the Loftus Road pitch and displayed loyalty to the west London club when Wolves asked him to become their new manager. His QPR players responded in kind, winning five of their seven matches.
Vincent Kompany (Burnley)
If October began with Kompany’s flowing side continuing to concede late equalisers, it ended with deserved injury-time winners and two comeback wins as they amassed 18 points from eight unbeaten games and moved top of the Championship.
Russell Martin (Swansea City)
Of their side’s five victories from seven games which yielded 16 points, the 2-0 derby win over Cardiff mattered most to Swansea fans. To Martin, it was the consistency his players showed in turning their possession football into points.
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Blackburn Rovers)
Blackburn don’t do draws under Tomasson, but that is okay because the emphasis he places on creating chances brought six wins, counterbalancing two defeats very nicely and moving Rovers into the automatic promotion places.