By Dominic Toner
Garry Monk has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month – and Leeds fans feel he is clear choice to win the award.
The Leeds boss have been listed alongside Newcastle’s Rafael Benitez, Brighton’s Chris Hughton and Preston’s Simon Grayson, who had a spell at Elland Road as a manger.
Sky Bet Championship announced the nominations for October on their official Twitter account.
— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) November 10, 2016
Leeds won three of their five league games in October, as well as edging past Norwich in the EFL Cup fourth-round.
The Whites recorded victories against Barnsley, Wolves and Burton, as well as a draw against Wigan and a narrow 1-0 defeat to Derby.
Monk’s side have been in great form recently and are currently sixth-placed in the table during the international break.
Leeds are now in a play-off position and have emerged as promotion contenders this season.
The club’s supporters believe that Monk should win the award after a remarkable turn around at Elland Road.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Squad, resources, quality of victories, standard of opponents, no doubt in my mind Monk should be winning manager of the month, credit #LUFC
— Conor McGilligan (@cmsaystv) November 10, 2016
— Sean Bugg (@Silver_Bugg) November 10, 2016
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) November 10, 2016
— Joe D'Imperio (@joe_dimp) November 10, 2016
— Steve Procter (@steveprocter2) November 10, 2016
— John (@john_lehan) November 10, 2016
Monk was appointed the manager at Elland Road in the summer and picked up just one point from his opening three league games.
The Yorkshire club made a slow start to the league campaign and were struggling with consistency.
They have now begun to climb the Championship table and earned a dramatic 3-2 victory against fellow promotion rivals Norwich on Saturday, with Ronaldo Vieira scoring a late winner in stoppage time.
In other Leeds news, Chris Wood has explained the reason behind his current run of form.