Daniel Farke and Emi Buendia have both been nominated for Sky Bet Championship monthly awards for March.
Farke guided his team to five straight victories last month, establishing a five-point lead at the top. His City side kept two clean sheets in those games, winning 1-0 against Swansea and 1-0 against Middlesbrough, as well as beating Millwall, Hull and Rotherham.
Farke, who last won the award in November, faces competition from Jose Gomes (Reading, James Shan (West Brom) and Dean Smith (Aston Villa).
Buendia scored three goals during those victories in March, including a stunning strike on the run for the winner against Swansea, and assisted two for his teammates. He was also named Man of the Match three times throughout the month.
The Argentine is up against Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United), Pablo Hernandez (Leeds United) and Jack O’Connell (Sheffield United).
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 12.