Norwich City boss Alex Neil nominated for Championship Manager of the Month award for third consecutive month

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil. Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for the third consecutive month.

Although the Canaries were left disappointed to have missed out on automatic promotion, four wins and a draw from six games during April still made City one of the division's top performing teams.

Neil is nominated alongside Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic and Birmingham's Gary Rowett.

Jokanovic looks likely to claim the award having led the Hornets to 16 of a possible 18 points and automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Howe has also guided the Cherries to a top-two place, barring a huge swing in goal-difference during Saturday's final fixtures, thanks to four wins and two draws in their six matches.

Rowett joins the trio in being nominated after matching City's record of four wins and a draw in April.

A statement confirming Neil's nomination said: 'Another impressive series of results underscored the Scot's impact since arriving at Carrow Road.

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'A haul of 13 points from six games ensured that Norwich's players continue to believe in him and clinched a play-off berth in style.'

Neil won the February manager of the month award after the Canaries won all five of their games during the 33-year-old's first full month in charge at Carrow Road.

The former Hamilton chief was also nominated in March after City won three and drew two of their six matches – including beating arch rivals Ipswich Town 2-0 at Carrow Road – but lost out to Bournemouth boss Howe.

The winner of the award will be confirmed tomorrow, ahead of the final round of Championship fixtures on Saturday.

The Canaries host Fulham (12.15pm kick-off) as they battle for third place with Middlesbrough ahead of the play-offs.