Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has been nominated for Sky Bet Manager of the Month for September.

The Reds won three and drew two of their five League Two fixtures – 11 points – and their only defeat came at Premier League West Ham in the EFL Cup third round.

Coleman is up against Plymouth’s Derek Adams, Crewe’s Steve Davis and Paul Hurst at Grimsby.

SEPTEMBER NOMINATIONS

Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)

Guided his side through an almost perfect month, collecting 13 points from five unbeaten games and only conceding two goals. Has added a pragmatic dimension to his team’s play with top spot in League Two as the reward.

John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)

Had to lift the club on the pitch after the heartache of missing out on promotion on the final day of last season and subsequent player departures. Made light of a difficult fixture list to garner 11 points from five unbeaten games.

Steve Davis (Crewe Alexandra)

Has rewarded the faith of the Crewe board following relegation to steer Alex into the promotion picture. September saw his side record three successive victories on their way to picking up 10 points from five games.

Paul Hurst (Grimsby Town)

Changing a winning side following promotion is a difficult task. Summer departures of key players forced him to rebuild, but three wins and a draw from five games in just his second month as an EFL manager is a notable achievement.

The winner will be announced this Friday.