DES Buckingham has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One manager of the month.

Oxford United’s head coach guided the U’s to four wins and a draw from their six games in April, with the only defeat coming in the 1-0 loss at home to Lincoln City.

Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion were both beaten 4-0, before the standout result, which was of course the 5-0 thrashing of Peterborough United.

The defeat against the Imps followed, and then the 1-1 draw with Stevenage, but United won 2-1 at Exeter City to grab a play-off place on the final day of the regular season.

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Former U’s captain John Mousinho has also been shortlisted for the manager of the month award, having clinched the League One title during April, with his Portsmouth side collecting 11 points from six games.

Also nominated for the manager of the month award are Derby County head coach Paul Warne, who guided the Rams to automatic promotion with three wins and two draws, and Wycombe Wanderers boss Matt Bloomfield, with the Chairboys unbeaten in seven games, which included five on the road.

Former United head coach Liam Manning broke the club’s 18-year curse to win a divisional manager of the month award, when he scooped August’s League One manager of the month gong.

In doing so, he become the club’s first divisional winner since Ramon Diaz in January 2005.