Colchester United boss John McGreal has been nominated for the League Two manager of the month award for December.

The U's head coach has been shortlisted for the accolade, following his side's recent excellent form.

Colchester were in superb fettle last month, claiming ten points from a possible 12.

His side secured fine wins at Luton Town and Stevenage and were also home winners over Notts County, having started the month with a creditable 0-0 draw at Mansfield Town.

Colchester have been red-hot form over recent weeks, winning their last four games and going seven matches unbeaten in League Two, claiming 19 points from a possible 21.

The run has taken them to within two points of the play-off places.

McGreal has been nominated along with Shaun Derry of Cambridge United, Exeter City's Paul Tisdale and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.

The winner will be announced on Friday.