Morecambe boss nominated for monthly award

Derek Adams is on the shortlist to be named as League One’s manager of the month for January.
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The Morecambe boss has been nominated after they won three matches from four last month, having started the year bottom of the table.

The Shrimps scored five times in beating both Burton Albion and Bristol Rovers, as well as defeating Cheltenham Town in climbing out of the relegation zone.

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Also listed is Adams’ Shrewsbury Town counterpart, Steve Cotterill, whose team collected 12 points from five games via wins over Burton, Cambridge United, MK Dons and Forest Green Rovers.

Darren Moore is nominated after guiding Sheffield Wednesday to nine points from nine with victories against Cambridge, Wycombe Wanderers and Fleetwood Town.

The final name is Derby County boss Paul Warne after their perfect month with wins over Accrington Stanley, Cheltenham, Bolton Wanderers and Port Vale.

The winner, along with those in the Championship and League Two, will be announced at 6am on Friday.