The nominations for the npower Championship Manager of the Month award for March have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Billy Davies (Nottingham Forest)
Four wins and a draw ensured a near perfect month for Billy Davies as he helped propel Nottingham Forest into the top six. While automatic promotion is now probably a bridge too far, hitting the Play-Offs on form will certainly be encouraging for the Forest faithful.

Darren Ferguson (Peterborough United)
Seemingly doomed to relegation around Christmas, Darren Ferguson's men enjoyed an unbeaten run in March, including a significant victory against league leaders Cardiff City. They finished the month outside the relegation zone and Posh fans will be very keen to see it finish that way.

Dean Saunders (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Another relegation threatened team did their survival hopes a world of good with a crucially timed turn in fortunes. Dean Saunders steered his men to three wins and just a solitary draw, setting up an extremely nerve-wracking final month.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 9am.