Coyle wins award
Bolton's Owen Coyle and Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson have been named the respective Manager and Player of the Month for March.
Last Updated: 04/04/12 5:47pm
Bolton's Owen Coyle and Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson have been named the respective Premier League Manager and Player of the Month for March.
Coyle takes the award after guiding Bolton to a string of victories amid the turmoil of Fabrice Muamba's health scare.
Muamba continues to make an encouraging recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest in an FA Cup tie at Tottenham on 17th March, and in his absence Bolton have posted successive wins against Blackburn (2-1) and Wolves (3-2) to boost their bid to avoid relegation.
Coyle, who receives the accolade for a second time, also led Bolton to a 2-1 victory against fellow strugglers QPR on 10th March.
Bolton's only other league fixture in March ended in 2-0 defeat at title-chasing Manchester City.
A scheduled league match against Aston Villa on 20th March was postponed following Muamba's collapse.
Meanwhile, Swansea's on-loan midfielder, Sigurdsson, has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month.
The 22-year-old Iceland international has been a revelation since arriving at the Liberty Stadium on loan from German side Hoffenheim in January, scoring six goals in 10 appearances, and becomes the first Swansea player to receive the accolade.
Sigurdsson scored both goals in Swansea's 2-0 win at Wigan early on 3rd March, bagged a brace in the 3-0 victory at Fulham a fortnight later, and was also part of the team that earned an impressive 1-0 win at home to Manchester City.