The December nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:
Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)
Trusted in his methods even after his side’s poor start following promotion. December began with Argyle bottom of League One. Eleven points from five unbeaten games later and they ended it four points clear of the relegation zone.
Paul Hurst (Shrewsbury Town)
Two defeats in November said that Shrewsbury couldn’t maintain their autumn form. That wisdom ignored the togetherness Hurst has fostered in his players and 11 points from five unbeaten games kept them in the top two.
Kenny Jackett (Portsmouth)
Four wins from five matches propelled Jackett’s team into the play-off positions. Winning consistently at Fratton Park has proved difficult for Pompey in recent seasons, but Jackett has taken the fear factor away from his players.
Paul Warne (Rotherham United)
Warne’s men were one of the busiest teams in League One and hauled themselves back into the promotion picture as a result. Away wins at Blackpool, Bury and Walsall underpinned their total of 13 points from six games.
The winner will be announced on Friday 12th January 2018.
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.