The nominations for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month award for December have been announced.
They are as follows:-
Justin Edinburgh (Newport County)
Nine points from four games - three of them away - moved County into the Play-Off places in a first season back in The League and proved due reward for Edinburgh's positive tactics as his adventurous side chase victories.
Gary Rowett (Burton Albion)
Rowett masterminded his side's passage through a series of tight games to register two wins and two draws. Built from the back, the Brewers conceded just two goals all month - a solid base upon which they moved up to third place.
Russ Wilcox (Scunthorpe United)
During a month in which Wilcox's status was upgraded from caretaker to permanent manager, he oversaw a haul of eight points from four unbeaten games. His players drew confidence from his calm demeanour and tactical nous.
Mark Yates (Cheltenham Town)
Having worked all autumn to overcome Cheltenham's stuttering start, Yates reaped the rewards in December. Most impressive of their 10 points from five games were the three they earned in a clinical 2-0 triumph at Fleetwood Town.
The winners will be announced on Friday live on Sky Sports News.