Mick McCarthy nominated for Championship manager of the month award for December

Mick McCarthy won the manager of the month award for November, but missed out to Aitor Karanka in D

Mick McCarthy won the manager of the month award for November, but missed out to Aitor Karanka in December - Credit: Griffiths Photographers

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is among the nominees for Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for December.

McCarthy, who won the award for the month of November, is up against Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough), Steve Evans (Leeds) and Dean Smith (Brentford).

Ipswich won four of their six matches last month, beating MK Dons (1-0 away), Fulham (2-1 away), QPR (2-1 at home) and Brighton (1-0 away).

Their two defeats came at home against the current top two, Middlesbrough (2-0) and Derby (1-0), and were by narrow margins.

Those up for Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month are Tom Ince (Derby), Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday), Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) and Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).


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Winners will be announced tomorrow morning.

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