The nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month award for April.Graham Alexander (Scunthorpe United)
After a narrow defeat to begin the month, victory over second-placed Burton Albion was the first of five successive wins which lifted Scunthorpe to the fringe of the Play-Off places and underlined Alexander’s impact since arriving at Glanford Park.
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Secured promotion to the Championship in his first season as a manager. A haul of 13 points from six games was underpinned by thrilling attacking play and two convincing away victories – 5-1 at Shrewsbury Town and 4-0 at Blackpool.
Phil Parkinson (Bradford City)
His steady influence helped Bradford to secure a League 1 Play-Off place. The highlight of a month in which they collected 13 points from 18 while conceding just two goals was a convincing 4-0 win over promotion rivals Walsall.
John Sheridan (Oldham Athletic)
Need a miracle worker? Call Sheridan. After reviving Newport’s League 2 fortunes in the autumn, he guided Oldham to safety in League 1. Thirteen points from seven games with the aid of four clean sheets completed the task.
The winner will be announced on Friday.