Date: 2nd September 2015 at 6:59am
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The August nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month Award are:

Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United)
Shrugged off an opening day 4-0 defeat at Gillingham to lead his new team to four straight wins thereafter – all by a two-goal margin. His unique brand of positivity has enthused players and supporters alike at Bramall Lane.

Justin Edinburgh (Gillingham)
Made light of a difficult-looking August fixture list to steer his side to an unbeaten start with a haul of 11 points from five games. A 4-0 victory over Sheffield United set the tone, while Bradford City and Wigan Athletic were also beaten.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Burton Albion)
Higher division, same ruthless efficiency. His Burton side have become so well drilled by the Dutchman that the step up in class has not affected them one jot. Four wins from five games took them into the top three.

Dean Smith (Walsall)
Walsall are at the top of League 1 for the first time in a decade with Smith’s brand of attacking football as easy on the eye as it is effective, garnering 13 points from a possible 15 in August. The highlight was a 4-0 win at Blackpool.

Winners will be announced on Friday September 4th 2015.