Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore and stalwart Liam Palmer among nominees for League One awards
Moore is among the four-strong list of candidates for the manager of the month accolade for August in the third tier, while Palmer has been short-listed for the players' award.
Moore's Wednesday side avoided the hangover curse which often afflicts beaten play-off sides at the start of the following season and secured four wins from their five league matches in August, which featured victories and clean sheets over MK Dons, Charlton Athletic, Bolton Wanderers and Forest Green, with the latter hammered 5-0 at Hillsborough.
Former Huddersfield Town chief Danny Cowley is among those vying with Moore for the award, with his Portsmouth side, who visit Barnsley on Saturday, collecting 13 points from five unbeaten league matches in August.
Ipswich Town head coach Kieran McKenna, whose side claimed four league wins and a draw in an unbeaten August, has also been nominated alongside Plymouth chief Steven Schumacher.
Meanwhile, Palmer is in the running for the players' accolade for August.
The popular defender marked his 350th appearance for the Owls with a goal in the 2-0 win at Bolton on August 20.
The other players nominated are Bristol Rovers striker Aaron Collins, Cambridge United frontman Sam Smith and Peterborough United wing-back Joe Ward, with award winners to be announced on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, Wednesday's weekend game at Plymouth is set to be watched by a full house of around 16,000 at Home Park.
The Owls have sold out their 1,648 allocation.