The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month award for April.Paul Cook (Chesterfield)
While other teams faltered, Cook drove Chesterfield on to secure the final Play-Off spot in Sky Bet League 1. Three wins in four games at the beginning of April included a 6-0 victory over Colchester United as the Spireites seized their chance.
Steve Cotterill (Bristol City)
A fourth successive monthly nomination for Cotterill and his sixth in total this season says everything about the consistent excellence of his side. April saw City earn 12 points from six unbeaten games, win promotion and secure the Sky Bet League 1 title.
Simon Grayson (Preston North End)
Grayson's calm demeanor and consistency were the keys to Preston’s consolidation of second place in the Sky Bet League 1 table with 15 points from seven unbeaten games. They included 3-0 wins over Bradford City and Swindon Town in what was a difficult run of fixtures.
Karl Robinson (Milton Keynes Dons)
Robinson guided his side through a month of crushing dominance as they closed in on the automatic promotion places. The Dons gained 19 points from a possible 21 with a 20-3 goal differential, winning five matches by at least two goals.
The winners will be announced on Friday.