The nominations for the npower League 2 Manager of the Month award for March have been announced.

They are as follows:-

Neil Ardley (AFC Wimbledon)
In one of the tightest relegation battles ever seen, good runs of form are absolutely essential at the bottom. Under Neil Ardley, AFC Wimbledon managed four wins from seven, creating a seven-point gap between themselves and the drop zone during March. Though safety is not guaranteed, AFC Wimbledon fans will be breathing a little easier now.

John Sheridan (Plymouth Argyle)
Another side involved in the npower League 2 relegation dogfight, John Sheridan's men had a month that might be remembered as the one that kept them up. Four wins, a draw and just a solitary loss to league leaders Gillingham ensured that Argyle fans will be hopeful of a great escape.

John Ward (Bristol Rovers)
With four wins, a draw, and a solitary loss, John Ward's run may have come a little late for a Play-Off push this season, but will certainly create some hope for a good term next year. Home wins against high-flying Port Vale and Exeter City were especially impressive.

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