Colchester boss Phil Parkinson has been handed League One's manager of the month award for January.
Parkinson enjoyed a very successful month during January
The U's enjoyed a remarkable month of results, winning all four of their league games against Nottingham Forest, Walsall, Bristol City and Port Vale.
As well as rising up the table, they also knocked Sheffield United and Derby County out of the FA Cup.
The other contenders were Barnsley boss Andy Ritchie, Blackpool's Simon Grayson and Steve Tilson of Southend.