The January nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Steve Cooper (Nottingham Forest)
Cooper has restored hope as well as attacking flair at the City Ground since his arrival in late September. January brought another three wins from four games as Forest climbed within reach of the promotion play-off positions.
Nathan Jones (Luton Town)
If any match encapsulated Luton’s continuing progress under Jones, it was their 3-2 win over Bournemouth, following up first-half dominance with the tenacity to score a late winner, which helped them garner 10 points from five games.
Marco Silva (Fulham)
Silva inspired a January for the ages at Craven Cottage as his swashbuckling side rattled in goals from every angle, 23 in five games, which featured seven at Reading and six against both Bristol City and Birmingham in a 13-point haul.
Mark Warburton (Queens Park Rangers)
With sides around them faltering, Warburton’s men narrowed the gap on the top three by collecting 13 points from five unbeaten games, conceding just two goals and scoring late winners against promotion rivals West Brom and Coventry.