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

They are as follows: -

Paul Dickov (Oldham Athletic)
After a difficult couple of months for the Latics, Paul Dickov's side found some form in October, clocking up 11 points from a possible 18 and moving clear of the relegation zone.

Joe Dunne (Colchester United)
With four wins, a draw, and a solitary loss from their six npower League 1 fixtures, Joe Dunne's Colchester United outfit had a solid October. Finishing the month in 12th place and just five points off the Play-Offs, the U's fans will now be feeling much more enthusiastic about their prospects.

Danny Wilson (Sheffield United)
With 16 points from a possible 18, Danny Wilson guided Sheffield United to second place in npower League 1 at the end of October. With only goal difference separating the Blades and league leaders Tranmere Rovers at the end of the month, the fans at Bramall Lane will be forgiven for beginning to anticipate a promotion party come April.

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