The nominations for the npower League 1 Manager of the Month award for December have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)
Eddie Howe's return to Bournemouth has proved nothing short of a revelation for the Cherries. Transformed from potential relegation candidates to promotion-chasers in the space of a few months, December proved to be another hugely successful period. Four league wins out of four fired the South Coast outfit into the npower League 1 Play-Off positions and on this sort of form they look likely to stay there.

Mark Robins (Coventry City)
With four wins and a draw from five December league fixtures, Mark Robins ensured a very merry Christmas for Sky Blues' supporters. 13 points from a possible 15 is impressive enough but with three victories coming away from home, including two against promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons, City fans have every reason to look forward to 2013.

Uwe Rosler (Brentford)
Another side who finished December unbeaten were Uwe Rosler's Brentford. Three wins and a draw from their four league fixtures saw the Bees finish the year in fourth place, but just two points off league leaders Tranmere Rovers. With the top of the table so tight in npower League 1, Rosler's men have found form at a great time.

The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News, from 10am.