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

They are as follows:-

Sean Dyche (Burnley)
A perfect October saw Burnley move clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, conceding just one goal in the process. Dyche had his players working hard in unison, most notably in the 2-0 win over promotion rivals Queens Park Rangers.

Steve McClaren (Derby County)
Instant impacts do not come much better than McClaren's at Derby. With seven points from his first three games, his ability to instil immediate belief in his new side was proven, particularly in the thrilling 3-2 victory at Watford.

Nigel Pearson (Leicester City)
Three wins from four October games - all by a 2-1 scoreline - lifted Pearson's team into the automatic promotion places. He has added flair to a strong work ethic and a powerful structure to maintain their relentless start.

Chris Powell (Charlton Athletic)
Powell returned to basics to guide his side through a difficult run of fixtures. Without a clean sheet prior to October, he re-shaped his defence to register three of them - against Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Wigan Athletic - in an unbeaten month.

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