The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month award for December.Nigel Adkins (Sheffield United)
Consistency has been a problem for his side this season, but it was something Adkins managed to rectify in December. The Blades gained nine points from nine and only conceded one goal as they moved back into the promotion picture.
Justin Edinburgh (Gillingham)
Edinburgh's ability to inspire his team to respond to a setback was evident again in December. Defeat at the beginning of the month was instantly forgotten with wins over Millwall, Swindon Town and Colchester United, which maintained their promotion hopes.
Lee Johnson (Barnsley)
Johnson stayed true to his footballing principles despite a difficult few months. His belief in his players never wavered during an awful run of autumn results and his reward was six points from a possible nine.
Sean O’Driscoll (Walsall)
O'Driscoll made the transition from the Dean Smith era appear seamless by leading his new side to three straight victories. He encourages his players to think for themselves on the pitch, which they did to regain top spot in Sky Bet League 1.
The winner will be announced on Friday.