Paul Cook has been nominated for the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award for April.
Pompey’s boss has made a shortlist of four after five victories in seven matches sealed a play-off spot.
Despite successive defeats to Plymouth and York, the Blues bounced back with three consecutive wins to move into fifth spot.
He is vying with Neal Ardley (AFC Wimbledon), John Coleman (Accrington Stanley) and Shaun Derry (Cambridge United).
Only Ardley (16 points) bettered Cook’s April haul of 15 points, with Pompey winning 1-0 at Wimbledon in the process.