The December nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month Award are:
Jon Brady (Northampton Town)
Limited to just two away fixtures because of postponements, Brady’s team won them both, at promotion rivals Exeter and Harrogate.
Nigel Clough (Mansfield Town)
A second successive nomination for Clough whose surging side earned a maximum nine points from three games and moved into the top half. Pivotal to that was a 3-2 win over Hartlepool from 2-0 down in the Field Mill mist.
Keith Hill (Scunthorpe United)
Hill inherited a side with a year-long losing culture. He has brought solidity and gradually instilled confidence where it was lacking. Scunthorpe were unbeaten in December, picking up a crucial 3-1 win at relegation rivals Oldham.
Micky Mellon (Tranmere Rovers)
While other teams suffered call-offs, Mellon’s side played on – and how. They won all four of their fixtures without conceding a goal to retain their status as the best defensive unit in all three EFL divisions and move into the top three.
The winners will be announced on Friday.