The December nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award are:
Graham Coughlan (Bristol Rovers)
Taking over from a popular predecessor, even as caretaker manager, is not as easy as Coughlan made it look by winning three of his four games in charge. Lifted the pressure which had hampered the Gas players recently.
David Hopkin (Bradford City)
It is one thing preaching patience and promising that results will turn around, quite another to live up to your word. A spectacular revival brought 10 points from five games, 4-0 wins over Walsall and Rochdale, and hope in abundance.
Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
A third successive nomination for Jones whose team continued its charge towards the League One summit with another near perfect month in which they gained 13 points from five unbeaten matches, scored 10 goals and kept three clean sheets.
Daniel Stendel (Barnsley)
Plotted Barnsley’s path through a difficult fixture list, which included matches against fellow members of the top six, Portsmouth, Charlton and Peterborough. Five games yielded 10 points and just three goals conceded.
All winners will be announced on Friday 11 January 2018.