Chesterfield boss Paul Cook has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award for April.
While other teams have faltered, Cook drove the Spireites on from mid-table to securing a place in the play-offs.
Cook’s side have seized the opportunity in a month which has yielded three wins from four, including a 6-0 success over Colchester United.
That one defeat came against the champions Bristol City and it is unsurprising that Steve Cotterill is among those shortlisted.
Preston’s Simon Grayson and Karl Robinson, of MK Dons, are also in the hat. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 1.