Date: 2nd September 2015 at 6:45am
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Walsall boss Dean Smith has today been nominated for Football League’s Manager Of The Month for August.

The Saddlers were unbeaten during August and won an impressive six games in all competitions, drawing just one.

The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month award for August.

Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United)
Adkins 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)
The Gills boss 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. Hasselbaink’s 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 August games took them into the top three.

Dean Smith (Walsall)
Walsall are at the top of Sky Bet 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.

The winners will be announced on Friday.