The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for September have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Sean Dyche (Burnley)
Dyche's meticulous preparation saw his composed side compile three wins and a draw with convincing 3-0 home victories over Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic. Perhaps even more impressive was the deserved 2-1 triumph at Leeds United.

Steve Lomas (Millwall)
Lomas remained calm when results were going against his side. He believed in his principles and pulled off a remarkable transformation in Millwall's fortunes with successive victories over then leaders Blackpool, Charlton Athletic and Leeds United.

Nigel Pearson (Leicester City)
Only a last-minute penalty for the home side at Blackpool denied Pearson's team a perfect September. Their hard-working approach lifted them to third in the Championship and quickly erased last season's Play-Off heartbreak.

Gianfranco Zola (Watford)
It took until late autumn for Zola to blend a new side last season. They have hit their free-scoring stride earlier this time around picking up 10 points from four games, the highlight of which was the 5-1 masterclass at Barnsley.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.