Preston boss Billy Davies has been named as the Championship's manager of the month for January.
Davies enjoyed a 100% league record during January
North End won all of their four league games during the month, keeping clean sheets in all four wins over Norwich, Millwall, Burnley and Crystal Palace.
They are now unbeaten in 21 matches, and face Palace again in a replay for a place in the FA Cup fifth round.
The other contenders were Watford's Adrian Boothroyd, Reading's Steve Coppell and Plymouth's Tony Pulis.