The nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award for January 2017.Marcus Bignot (Grimsby Town)
Still adapting to life in the EFL after a step up from the National League, Bignot lifted Grimsby to the fringes of the play-offs with a haul of nine points from five games. Most impressive was their 3-1 win away to high-flying Carlisle.
Steve Evans (Mansfield Town)
On course to maintain his astonishing promotion success rate just two months into the job at new club Mansfield. Has instilled the all-action, passionate football he espouses into a team which gained 13 points from five games.
Darren Ferguson (Doncaster Rovers)
January began with Rovers third in Sky Bet League Two. Five wins out of five later and Ferguson’s men ended it on top, seven points clear. They did it in the style their manager demands, too, scoring three goals in all but one of their victories.
Paul Tisdale (Exeter City)
Brimming with confidence and the trust he inspires, Tisdale’s side ripped through defences with ease in January, earning a maximum 15 points from five games with a 15-2 goal differential and soaring unstoppably into the play-off positions.
The winner will be announced on Friday.