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

They are as follows:-

James Beattie (Accrington Stanley)
The belief in his players that he maintained throughout a difficult opening to the season was repaid with eight points from five October fixtures, including Stanley's first two wins - against Bristol Rovers and Morecambe.

Wayne Burnett (Dagenham and Redbridge)
Burnett inspired his team to three wins and a draw which lifted them to the fringe of the Play-Off places. He's modified the Daggers' style and their greater patience and passing was evident in the 3-1 victory over then leaders Rochdale.

Colin Cooper (Hartlepool United)
A stunning month which swept away negativity and fear in equal measure. Four wins from five matches, an 11-3 for-against tally and a host of fine goals exemplified his team's attacking prowess at home, and especially away.

Gary Rowett (Burton Albion)
Three convincing away wins at promotion-chasing rivals Wycombe Wanderers, Chesterfield and Exeter City contributed to 12 points from 15 in a series of fine performances, and finally dispelled his side's Play-Off semi-final defeat hangover from May.

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