Teams: Derby County, Burton Albion
Rams boss Billy Davies is in the running for his third Coca-Cola Manager of the Month award this season.
Davies has been nominated for the March prize after a month in which Derby returned to the top of the table on the back of four wins and a draw from their six matches.
Excellent home wins over play-off chasing Colchester United and Cardiff City, along with away victories at Norwich City and Barnsley, helped move Davies's side back into pole position.
It would be a third such honour this season for the Scotsman, who also picked it up after perfect sequences of six wins from six in November and January.
Davies is up against Sunderland boss Roy Keane, whose side won four and drew the other of their five matches; Coventry City's Iain Dowie, with three wins and a draw from four; and Sheffield Wednesday's Brian Laws, following three wins and three draws from six outings.
The winner of the award will be announced at 12.30pm on Thursday, on Sky Sports News.
And it could be a double for the Rams with Giles Barnes also nominated for the Powerade Player of the Month prize.
Barnes, 18, was outstanding in Derby's midfield with crucial goals in the wins over Colchester and Cardiff, as well as a number of assists.
Also in contention are Sunderland's Dean Whitehead, Sheffield Wednesday's Chris Brunt and Coventry's Jay Tabb.
The winner of the player of the month award will be announced on Sunday, on Sky Sports 1.
Davies going for his 3rd of the season, what an achievement that would be, and Barnes for player of the month, would be our 1st of the season.
Originally Posted by Nico
I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!
Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Brian Clough - Legend!