Darren Ferguson

Darren Ferguson has been shortlisted for the December Manager of the Month but faces stiff competition from several other in-form sides.

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson is on the shortlist for the December Manager of the Month award after an unbeaten spell which saw the club amass 11 points from the five Sky Bet League One fixtures played.

Posh also picked up wins in cup competitions, but they do not count towards this particular award, so Ferguson is expected to be pipped to the trophy by Derby County manager Paul Warne, whose side picked up 13 points from their games.

The other contenders are;

Neill Collins (Barnsley)

Inheriting a side which had suffered play-off final heartache and lost key players was no easy task, but Collins’ greater emphasis on build-up play is beginning to reap rewards with Barnsley collecting 11 points from five unbeaten games.

Matt Taylor (Bristol Rovers)

Taylor’s impact at the Memorial Ground runs deeper than the 10 points from five games since his arrival. As well as adding more structure to training, he has re-integrated players like Luke Thomas and given players more freedom on the pitch.

Paul Warne (Derby County)

Derby’s near-flawless month under Warne in which they amassed 13 points from five unbeaten games included three road triumphs. Most impressive was the determination instilled by Warne to win 3-2 at Oxford from two goals behind.

All winners will be announced at 6am on Friday 12th January.