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McClaren shortlisted for Manager of the Month

STEVE McClaren has been shortlisted for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for October.

McClaren’s nomination follows an unbeaten month for QPR, which saw Rangers win four of their five games and keep four clean sheets in the process.

In shortlisting McClaren for the award, the Football League commented: “The scrutiny was sharp and hurtful in late summer after a dreadful start, but McClaren quietly trusted his methods and his players to steer Rangers into the top half with an October haul of 13 points from five unbeaten games.”

McClaren is joined on the shortlist by Millwall manager Neil Harris, Derby County gaffer Frank Lampard and Birmingham City boss Garry Monk.

The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman, EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.

The winner will be announced on Friday.