The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for January have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Billy Davies (Nottingham Forest)
Davies proved his tactical acumen with a starring role in the 4-2 win over Watford. His three substitutes scored all of the goals between them as Forest came from 2-0 down and completed an unbeaten month with eight points from 12.

Stuart Gray (Sheffield Wednesday)
Gray put the finishing touches to his job application in exemplary manner during January. A rousing 6-0 Yorkshire derby victory over Leeds United stood out in an unbeaten month as his calm manner secured the Hillsborough job on a full-time basis.

Nigel Pearson (Leicester City)
A perfect month saw Pearson's side earn a maximum 15 points and move eight points clear at the summit of the Sky Bet Championship. His unflappable manner complemented the vibrancy of his team's attacking play, the highlight being a 4-1 win over East Midlands rivals Derby County.

Harry Redknapp (Queens Park Rangers)
Redknapp's patience and ability to instil confidence in his players appears to have solved Rangers' early season inconsistency by masterminding four January wins from as many matches, including an impressive 3-1 victory at Ipswich Town.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.