Graham Alexander and Phil Brown shortlisted for Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 07/12/16 6:43am
Graham Alexander and Phil Brown are among the nominees for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award for November.
Scunthorpe boss Alexander has received a third nomination in four months, with the Iron securing a 10-point haul from four November games, including three clean sheets.
The month began with Southend fans looking nervously towards the relegation zone but Brown has guided his side to eight points from four unbeaten games to leave them eyeing the play-offs.
Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh is also in the running after he refused to buckle to pressure building on him due to a previous poor run of results.
Instead, the Kent club picked up three wins from four games which lifted them to within three points of the play-off places.
Rounding off the managerial nominees is Charlton interim manager Kevin Nugent, who took over at The Valley in challenging circumstances but inspired the Addicks to a stunning 5-1 win at Bristol Rovers as they collected seven points from his three games in charge.
The Player of the Month Awards for the division have also been announced, with two central defenders in the running.
Bolton's Mark Beevers helped Phil Parkinson's side keep things tight at the back, with the Trotters keeping three clean sheets in four games.
Ethan Ebanks-Landell was impressive at both ends of the pitch for Sheffield United, turning in some typically uncompromising performances while also scoring a 93rd-minute winner in the 1-0 victory against Bury.
Rochdale striker Steven Davies was in prolific form in November, netting four times in just 198 minutes on the pitch, as he scored twice against Swindon and helped himself to two more in another 4-0 win, this time at home to Walsall.
Chesterfield midfielder Jay O'Shea completes the player nominees for a month which saw him create chances for others and score four goals himself- including a superb free-kick against Bristol Rovers - despite featuring for a struggling side.