The nominations for the npower League 2 Manager of the Month award for October have been announced.

They are as follows: -

Martin Allen (Gillingham)
Early pace-setters Gillingham continue to flourish under Martin Allen's management, finishing October with just one defeat from their six League fixtures in October. This solid run of form saw the Gills finish the month top of the npower League 2 table and five points clear of their nearest rivals.

Chris Wilder (Oxford United)
A strong month for Oxford United saw Chris Wilder's team collect 10 points from a possible 18 and move away from the bottom half of the table. An emphatic 5-0 home win against Accrington Stanley would have been especially pleasing for the U's and they'll hope to push on from a solid month.

Mark Yates (Cheltenham Town)
With just one defeat coming from the month, Cheltenham Town's good form under Mark Yates' stewardship was summed up with a strong 3-0 victory at home to Exeter City. With that win, the Robins found themselves finishing October in third place and in a good position to achieve promotion. The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 10am.