The nominations for the npower League 1 Manager of the Month award for September have been announced.

They are as follows: -

Keith Curle (Notts County)
With three wins and three draws from their six September fixtures, Keith Curle's Notts County appear to have mastered the enviable hard-to-beat mindset and finished September in second place behind Tranmere Rovers.

Ronnie Moore (Tranmere Rovers)
Table-topping Tranmere Rovers are having a great start to the season under Ronnie Moore's guidance. In six September fixtures, they won four and drew two matches allowing them to open up a three-point lead over their nearest title rivals at the end of September. Ronnie won the npower Manager of the Month award in August,andwith this month's form he could be on to repeat the feat for September.

Dean Smith (Walsall)
With four wins, a draw and a solitary loss in September, Dean Smith turned around Walsall's slow start, propelling the Saddlers into the npower League 1 Play-Off positions by the end of September.

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