Danny Cowley has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for August.
After a goalless draw with Lincoln, he led Pompey to successive victories over Cheltenham, Cambridge, Bristol Rovers and Port Vale.
That fine record ensured the free-scoring Blues would end the month sitting at the division’s summit.
Cowley will have to see off competition from Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna, Plymouth’s Steven Schumacher and Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore to land the prize.
The winner will be announced on Friday and is decided by a judging panel that includes former Barnsley boss Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.