Brentford Head Coach Dean Smith has been nominated for the Sky Bet EFL Championship Manager of the Month award after leading The Bees to an unbeaten October.
Brentford went into the month in 19th place but a run of seven points from a possible nine saw them steadily rise the table. A Romaine Sawyers' goal ensured a 1-0 win over Millwall to begin the month before a stirring second-half comeback earned a point against Sunderland at Griffin Park a week later. The Bees ended the month with a 3-2 win on the road at Preston North End: Nico Yennaris, Romaine Sawyers, and Ollie Watkins the men with the goals.
Dean is up against Queens Park Rangers' Ian Holloway, Phil Parkinson of Bolton Wanderers, and Derby County boss Gary Rowett for the monthly prize while Sammy Ameobi [Bolton Wanderers], Leo Bonatini [Wolverhampton Wanderers], Lewis Grabban [Sunderland], and Richard Keogh [Derby County] will contest the Player of the Month award.
The winners will be announced on brentfordfc.com tomorrow, Friday, morning.