Keith Hill has been named on the four-man shortlist for March's Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month Award.
Hill oversaw a fine run of form during the month, with Dale winning four of their six matches.
The victories came against Coventry City (0-1), Bury (3-0), Oldham Athletic (2-3) and Southend United (4-1).
The wins propelled Rochdale up the league 1 table (from 15th to 9th), with the side keeping their play-off hopes alive.
The full shortlist is as follows:
Paul Heckingbottom (Barnsley)
A second successive nomination for the quiet man behind Barnsley’s pursuit of a Play-Off place. Has instantly earned his players’ trust and respect, as shown by 13 points won from six games with the help of four clean sheets.
Keith Hill (Rochdale)
Understands the ups and downs of the game better than most – a trait that allowed him to ignore a poor run and inspire four successive wins, including derby successes over Bury and Oldham Athletic, to lift ‘Dale back into the promotion picture.
Kevin Keen (Colchester United)
Inherited a team which was leaking goals and falling towards League 2. The turnaround has not been easy but a win at promotion-chasing Bradford City and a draw against Wigan Athletic underpinned a month which saw 10 points gained from six games.
Jon Whitney (Walsall)
He may carry the convoluted title of performance coach-turned-interim head coach, but Whitney’s impact on promotion-chasing Walsall has been clear to witness. Three games in charge, three wins and togetherness restored.
The winner will be announced on Friday 8th April.