COLCHESTER United head coach John McGreal has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two manager of the month award for October.

The U’s head coach led his side to an impressive four wins and 12 points from their six games last month.

McGreal is up against Northampton manager Keith Curle, Micky Mellon of Tranmere and MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale to win the monthly accolade.

The judging panel comprises ex-Ipswich and U’s 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.

Meanwhile, boss McGreal admits the fine form of his three senior centre-backs is giving him a 'dilemma' at present.

Luke Prosser and Frankie Kent have both been outstanding for the U's in their last two matches, helping them keep back-to-back clean sheets.

But Tom Eastman's performances were also impressive, prior to him finding himself on the bench for their last two games after McGreal reverted to a formation accomodating four at the back.

McGreal said: “Frankie (Kent) has had to wait – we’ve played the three and he’s come back into it.

“Previous to that, Tom Eastman had come in having waited for his chance and played particularly well.

“That’s the dilemma at the minute because the three of them have been excellent.

“To leave one out at times is difficult but we’ve got the wins at the minute.

“We know that if we do have the three, Tom is up and ready because of how he performed when Frankie was out injured.

“Frankie’s made 100 appearances and for such a young centre-back, that’s credit to him plus he’s had his injuries to contend with too.

“It also shows what we’re doing at the club with the young boys – I think they’re all at 100 games or over now.

“It’s a pat on the back for the club for giving these younger boys the opportunity to play football and also to improve them on the coaching side."