GARY Rowett will be hoping to get one over on Chris Wilder for the second season in a row after being nominated for the August League Two Manager of the Month award.
The Burton Albion boss collected the award in December 2012, seeing off – amongst others – Oxford United boss Wilder.
The Us chief is up for the honour again along with Neal Ardley of AFC Wimbledon and Paul Cook at Chesterfield.
Rowett, for his part, has built on last season's run to the League Two play-offs with an unbeaten start to this campaign, including come-from-behind draws against Cheltenham Town and Bury.
Wilder, the fourth-longest serving manager in the Football League, just ahead of Derby County boss Nigel Clough, is also undefeated, with his side in sparkling form throughout August, which included a 4-1 opening-day win at Portsmouth.
Ardley, having steered the Dons away from relegation on the final day of last season, ensured a fast start this time around, with 10 points from five matches including a 100 per cent record at home.
Cook's confident, assured Spireites side have scored two goals in each of their five games last month - enough for four wins and a draw - with significant victories coming over potential promotion rivals Southend United and Portsmouth to take pole position in League Two.
The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.