The nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award for April 2017.Paul Cook (Portsmouth)
Timed his side’s promotion push to perfection with 16 points from six unbeaten games, clinching a place in Sky Bet League One next season. Shrewdly found a way to manage expectations, while still allowing his players to play with freedom.
Keith Curle (Carlisle United)
Began the month under tremendous pressure with Carlisle slipping out of the top seven, which they had occupied all season. Curle refused to panic. His rewards were improved performances, nine points and a return to the Play-Off places.
Mike Flynn (Newport County)
Managing your hometown club can weigh heavily. Taking over when they are 11 points from safety and about to lose their EFL status is almost impossible, but Flynn has done it with passion. Four wins from six games lifted County out of the bottom two.
Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
April began with Luton struggling for form. Jones wasn’t about to let their hard work this season go to waste and inspired an unbeaten run through a tricky fixture list which earned 14 points from six games and a Play-Off berth.
The winner will be announced on Friday.