The April nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Lee Bowyer (Birmingham City)
Has skilfully given Birmingham an attacking menace whereas not sacrificing their defensive solidity. Enjoying to the strengths of his players made the distinction as they amassed 14 points from six unbeaten video games, conceding just two goals.
Xisco Munoz (Watford)
Whereas their automated promotion rivals slipped up, Munoz and Watford held their collective nerve with three 1-0 wins, together with one at leaders Norwich, in a haul of 13 points from six video games to seal an on the spot Premier League return.
Mark Robins (Coventry City)
April started with Coventry hovering perilously close to the relegation locations. Robins impressed 4 wins from seven video games, together with a crucial 1-0 win at rivals Rotherham and assured his membership Championship football subsequent season.
Jonathan Woodgate (Bournemouth)
The teachings he discovered in a troublesome baptism at Middlesbrough have been rapidly put into practice in Dorset. Exhibiting swagger and metal, Bournemouth moved into the top six with six wins from seven video games and an 18-6 goal differential.
The April nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:
Arnaut Danjuma (Bournemouth) – striker
A second straight nomination for the flamboyant forward who both scored or assisted 10 of Bournemouth’s 18 goals in April. The motion, tempo, balance, all have been on present in his 5 goals, which included an outstanding strike at Norwich.
Harlee Dean (Birmingham City) – central defender
The beating coronary heart of a side which went by means of April unbeaten and moved away from relegation bother. Stable within the deal with and sturdy within the air as just two goals have been conceded in seven video games, he additionally headed a late winner at Rotherham.
Darrell Dike (Barnsley) – striker
The young American achieved his intention of firing Barnsley into the play-offs, main the road with gusto, making runs and displaying an uncanny knack for scoring crucial goals. His 4 in six video games included the winner at Huddersfield.
Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) – striker
Six goals, together with a flying header against Sheff Weds, two assists and delightfully skilful link-up play as Rangers purred going forward all through April. All of it belied the truth that this Dykes’ first season at Championship level.