Blues boss Mark Molesley has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month.
When the calendar flicked over to December, Southend had just one win and five points from 14 games.
The gaffer's belief didn’t waver as he led a remarkable transformation with three victories and 11 points in six games.
Molesley is up against Carlisle United's Chris Beech, Crawley Town's John Yems, and Morecambe's Derek Adams.
The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday.