Date: 5th September 2018 at 8:01am
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Walsall boss Dean Keates has rightfully been nominated for League 1 manager of the month for August following the Saddlers fantastic start to the season.

The Saddlers remain undefeated in League 1 with four wins and one draw from our opening five league games to leave the reds joint third in the table and five points clear of seventh place.

Its been a fast turnaround for Dean Keates men following last seasons struggle and all the plaudits must go to Dean for taking a struggling side, low on confidence and used to losing – to a side which now fears no one.

As well as the league, the Saddlers have won a league cup game against Tranmere however lost on penalties in round two against Macclesfield – the only blot on the page in what has been a superb first month in his first full season.

Thirteen points from a possible fifteen isn’t a bad return is it?

Peterborough’s Steve Evans, Portsmouth’s Kenny Jackett and Sunderland’s Jack Ross have also been shortlisted.

The winner will be announced on Friday.