Blues boss on Manager of the Month shortlist
Paul Cook has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two April Manager of the Month award.
He guided Pompey to five victories from six matches – including the 3-1 triumph at Notts County that secured automatic promotion.
Apart from that memorable afternoon at Meadow Lane, there were also wins over Hartlepool, Yeovil, Cambridge and Mansfield.
Cook is up against Carlisle boss Keith Curle, Newport manager Mike Flynn and Luton chief Nathan Jones.
The judging panel consists of former Ipswich manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL marketing director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet football trading manager Paul Lowery.
The winner will be announced on Friday.