Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith has been beaten to the October EFL Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month prize by Derby County's Gary Rowett.
Under Smith, The Bees picked up seven points from a possible nine last month to rise up the Championship table. Millwall and Preston North End were both beaten either side of a stirring comeback to earn a 3-3 draw at home to Sunderland.
However, October's prize went to Rowett after Derby County won all four of their games last month: those victories coming against Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City, and Leeds United. The Player of the Month prize went to Wolverhampton Wanderer's Leo Bonatini who scored five goals in four games.