The nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for December 2016.Phil Brown (Southend United)
Rewarded the patience of his board in demonstrating how experience in managing a lengthy injury list and coaxing players back into form can transform a season. Ten points from four games moved his side into the Play-Off places.
Keith Hill (Rochdale)
Bottom in mid-September, his side finished 2016 in fourth after another swashbuckling month that reflected Hill’s footballing beliefs in scoring 11 goals during their four wins from four games, including a 3-2 victory over leaders Scunthorpe United.
Uwe Rosler (Fleetwood Town)
Having scored in every league game prior to December, the net was harder for Fleetwood to find this month. Thanks to Rosler’s tactical nous and the belief he has instilled, their upward spiral continued with eight points from four unbeaten games.
Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)
Ended the year as he ended last season with Northampton, with his side top of their division. Victory over his former club was one of four in a perfect month for his new charges, with nine goals scored and just one conceded.
The winner will be announced on Friday.