Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has been nominated for Sky Bet League One's Manager of the Month award for December.
The gaffer saw his side go unbeaten for the whole month which included four wins and two draws.
He will be up against the following candidates:
David Artell (Crewe Alexandra)
His tenacious young side swept through the month unbeaten and garnered 14 points. The football they play is easy on the eye and difficult to defend against even when they are behind, as they were in four of their six games.
Steve Cotterill (Shrewsbury Town)
Took over a side in 23rd place and with horrendous-looking December fixtures. All he did was mastermind away wins at Hull, Lincoln and Doncaster, victory over in-form Blackpool and comeback draws with Accrington, Charlton and Wigan for a magical 15-point haul.
Neil Critchley (Blackpool)
He continues to impress in his first managerial post, building confidence and cohesion at Bloomfield Road. His team earned 11 points from six difficult matches, which included wins over promotion-chasing Portsmouth and Hull.
Karl Robinson (Oxford United)
Didn’t panic even as his side misfired during the autumn, partly due to intermittent postponements. In December they flowed through six unbeaten games, winning the last three to collect 12 points and four clean sheets across the month.