Phil Brown nominated for League 2 Manager of the Month for January
Southend United manager Phil Brown has been nominated for the League 2 Manager of the Month after guiding Blues through an unbeaten January in League 2.
Brown's side beat Chesterfield and Pompey and drew with Plymouth, Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport to remain unbeaten in 2014.
Blues' boss won the award in November as Blues also went unbeaten during that month.
Brown is up against Graham Alexander, Paul Cook and Russ Wilcox for the award.
Graham Alexander (Fleetwood Town)
His side rediscovered its attacking flair and zest in picking up 13 points from a possible 15 in January, which included a thrilling 4-2 win at fellow promotion chasers Burton Albion, to climb into the automatic promotion places.
Phil Brown (Southend United)
Enjoyed a busy month guiding Southend through league and cup commitments. They gained nine points from five unbeaten League 2 games, the highlight being an emphatic 3-0 win over fellow promotion chasers Chesterfield.
Paul Cook (Chesterfield)
Led his side to top spot in the division as they earned three wins and a draw in five games, scoring 11 goals in the process. Stayed calm during the early winter months and now has his players believing in themselves again.
Russ Wilcox (Scunthorpe United)
Continued his remarkable start to management. His calm approach inspired Scunthorpe to two wins, three draws and four clean sheets from five games and reinforced their position in the automatic promotion places.
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