SAINTS boss Russell Martin has been nominated for Championship manager of the month for the fourth consecutive time.

The St Mary's side continued their unbeaten run in January, avoiding defeat in three league fixtures.

Saints drew 1-1 at Norwich City on New Year's Day but beat Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City 4-0 and 3-1 respectively. 

Martin's charges have finally gone second in the table on merit but only after a win at Rotherham in February. 

Martin was beaten to the previous awards by Leicester's Enzo Maresca in October and December and Leeds United's Daniel Farke in November.

Farke is nominated for the award again with a perfect 12 points and eight positive goal difference from their four matches. 

Plymouth manager Ian Foster is credited after taking over seamlessly from Steven Schumacher, earning five points from three.

Mark Robins guided Coventry through an unbeaten month in which they amassed ten points from four fixtures and moved into the play-offs.

Their highlight was a thrilling 3-1 comeback victory against leaders Leicester.

All winners are set to be announced on Friday, February 9, with the judging panel comprised of former Barnsley manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports EFL expert Don Goodman, and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.