The December nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are:
Michael Appleton (Lincoln City)
Taking over from Danny Cowley was a thankless task in many ways, but Appleton is beginning to make a mark on the Lincoln side he inherited. Among December’s nine-point haul from five games was a 5-3 win over Ipswich.
John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)
Never one to panic over a poor run, Coleman trusts the methods which continue to serve him and Stanley well, collecting 11 points from five unbeaten games, which included a stunning 4-1 victory over improving Portsmouth.
Steve Evans (Gillingham)
It is fair to say he wasn’t the choice of every Gillingham fan, but Evans has won the doubters over with a brand of attacking football which gained 11 points from five unbeaten games, including a perfect three home wins.
Karl Robinson (Oxford United)
Maintained his side’s late autumn surge by guiding them to 10 points from five games and into the automatic promotion places before 2019 was out. Defence was key in December with just two goals conceded all month.