BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lee Bowyer has been nominated for the League One Manager of the Month award for January.
It is the second time this season the Addicks chief has been up for the honour. He was shortlisted in November – with Jason Pearce also being in contention for the Player of the Month version that time.
Below are the contenders for the January accolade.
Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)
Has an uncanny ability to build momentum through a season. Managed a pre-Christmas injury crisis at Home Park and reaped the rewards in January with four wins from five games to lift his side out of the relegation places.
Lee Bowyer (Charlton Athletic)
Has put together a side which is built from the back and manages games superbly. Just two goals were conceded in five January games which yielded 11 points and moved Bowyer’s side closer to the automatic promotion places.
Mick Harford (Luton Town)
After Nathan Jones left for Stoke, Harford drove the Luton juggernaut to the top of League One. His genius was to tinker only mildly, gaining 10 points from four games, including fixtures against promotion rivals Sunderland, Peterborough and Portsmouth.
Stuart McCall (Scunthorpe United)
When his side lost six straight games up to December 29th, scoring just a single goal in the process, others might have panicked. Not McCall, whose trust in his methods and belief in his players were rewarded with 13 points from a possible 15.