The March nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month Award are as follows:
Derek Adams (Morecambe)
Pre-season favourites to go down and then certainties to tail off, Adams’ players are defying expectations and embracing their involvement in a promotion race, scoring 11 goals in six March games which brought 13 points.
Ian Evatt (Bolton Wanderers)
Remarkably, his side matched its February record in March – five wins, one draw and a 9-3 goal differential from six unbeaten games. That consistent form included crucial wins over promotion rivals Cambridge United and Forest Green Rovers.
Rob Kelly (Barrow)
A reluctant manager, yet his knowledge of the club and his players is proving invaluable as Barrow fight to preserve their hard-won EFL status. Four wins in a row, three without conceding has seen them in excellent form, including a stunning 2-0 triumph at Cheltenham.
Alex Revell (Stevenage)
In his first management role, Revell has built his Stevenage team from the back, making them hard to beat, then adding an attacking threat. They earned 14 points from six unbeaten games in March to move into mid-table.
The March nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month Award are as follows:
Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers)
Without a club, the 35-year-old is a former teammate of Bolton manager Ian Evatt, but still had to earn himself a contract. His calm head and reading of the game is vital to a defence which conceded three goals in six games.
Patrick Brough (Barrow)
Converted from central defence to a left wing-back role, Brough galloped up and down the pitch to telling effect, scoring both goals in the win over Mansfield. He was also outstanding in the victory at Cheltenham, clearing off his own line.
Wes Hoolahan (Cambridge United)
The influential 38-year-old played in four games in March, all of which Cambridge won. The two he missed were lost. Scored a brilliantly intricate individual goal against Cheltenham and set up a last-minute winner at Carlisle.
Matt Jay (Exeter City)
Five goals and an assist for the central midfielder who has become the fulcrum of Exeter’s attacking play with his vision and energy. Scored a thrilling hat-trick breaking forward against Orient and a stunning free-kick at Scunthorpe.
All winners will be announced on Friday 9 April.