Sky Bet League One: Uwe Rosler, Mark Cooper, Steve Evans and Simon Grayson up for monthly prize
Uwe Rosler, Mark Cooper, Steve Evans and Simon Grayson are the contenders for the League 1 Manager of the Month award.
Last Updated: 04/12/13 2:17pm
Brentford, Swindon Town, Rotherham United and Preston North End all enjoyed productive runs through November to position themselves among the promotion-chasing pack.
High-flying Preston also have a nominee for the Player of the Month prize, with Joe Garner one of three strikers - along with Leyton Orient's Dave Mooney and Tranmere Rovers' Ryan Lowe - to join Shrewsbury Town full-back Joe Jacobson on a four-man shortlist.
Here, Sky Sports considers more closely the managers in contention.
Mark Cooper (Swindon Town)
His policy to encourage his side to outscore their opponents saw his entertaining Swindon hit 11 goals in five games while picking up 10 points in November. The highlight was a thrilling 5-2 win over Port Vale.
Steve Evans (Rotherham United)
A dominant November as Rotherham's promotion campaign gathered momentum. Their three victories in an unbeaten month were all gained by three-goal margins, against Stevenage, Coventry City and Gillingham.
Simon Grayson (Preston North End)
Five more unbeaten games took Preston's current league run to eight and established them in the Sky Bet League 1 play-off places. The highlight was a sound team performance in a 1-0 triumph at leaders Leyton Orient.
Uwe Rosler (Brentford)
A stellar month in which his side picked up 13 points from a possible 15, keeping four clean sheets in the process. Style and substance saw them thump Crewe Alexandra 5-0 and come from behind to beat Peterborough United 3-2.
Sky Sports also takes a look at those in the mix to be named Player of the Month.
Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town)
Not renowned for his goals, the Welsh defender scored a screamer in the 2-0 victory over Sheffield United and a header in the win at Stevenage to add to typically solid displays at the back as Shrewsbury picked up nine points.
Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers)
Put in an outstanding individual performance with a stunning hat-trick in 5-1 win at Coventry City - a clinical finish, a deft chip and a 30-yard effort from the touchline. Also scored both goals against Colchester United, which made it five in November.
David Mooney (Leyton Orient)
A second nomination this season for the Irishman whose variety of goals - four in November - make him difficult to stop. Two fine finishes at Peterborough United and a beautifully clipped equaliser at Swindon Town secured vital victories.
Joe Garner (Preston North End)
Scored all five of his team's goals in the four games he played in November, including a wonderfully controlled hooked winner at Leyton Orient, two headers and an unstoppable 20-yarder in the 2-0 victory at Port Vale.
The winners will be announced on Friday 6th December.