The nominations for the npower Championship Manager of the Month award for October have been announced.

They are as follows: -

Kenny Jackett (Millwall)
After a slow start, Kenny Jackett's Millwall showed massive improvement in October, going unbeaten in all five fixtures. After finishing the month with a dominant 4-0 victory against Huddersfield Town, the fans at the New Den will be feeling much more hopeful for the season.

Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough)
With four wins and a draw achieved from their five October fixtures, Tony Mowbray enjoyed a fantastic month and Middlesbrough fans may be beginning to dream of a return to the top flight. With their great form in the League also supported by a fine cup run, Middlesbrough look to be a club well in the ascendancy.

Sean O'Driscoll (Nottingham Forest)
With three wins and two draws in October, Sean O'Driscoll's Nottingham Forest finished the month in seventh place and look primed for an assault on the Play-Off positions. A spectacular 4-1 away win at Barnsley capped off a great month for O'Driscoll, whose other wins included a prolific 3-1 win against high-flying Cardiff City and a 1-0 away win at Peterborough United.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 10am.