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

They are as follows:-

Darren Ferguson (Peterborough United)
Ferguson's men picked up 10 points from four games, three of which were away from home, while two of the victories - against previously unbeaten Milton Keynes Dons and Rotherham United - came through the team spirit he has instilled.

Simon Grayson (Preston North End)
A perfect month with a maximum four victories and a healthy goal differential of 8-2. The experience he brought in through the likes of Kevin Davies this summer began to pay off and brought belief back to the Deepdale faithful.

Graham Kavanagh (Carlisle United)
An impeccable audition for the Carlisle United post, leading to his full-time appointment. Succeeding Greg Abbott, Kavanagh infused the Carlisle team with a confidence that had been missing, leading them to three wins out of three and a mid-table position.

Dean Smith (Walsall)
Smith masterminded an outstanding sequence of results in an unbeaten month given the opposition. It included ending Leyton Orient's perfect record and winning the Black Country derby against Wolverhampton Wanderers, both on their travels.

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