Players of the month for April
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Football League's Player of the Month awards have been announced for April.
The Football League's Player of the Month awards for April have gone to players at Southampton, Nottingham Forest and Northampton Town.
The awards were picked up by Saints' Ricardo Fuller (pictured) of The Championship, Forest's Ian Breckin from League One and Town's Scott McGleish from League Two.
Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara chaired the panel that selected the winners, and he praised each player individually for their spectacular contributions in April.
"It has been a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for Ricardo," Kamara commented.
"He was in and out of the side at the start of the season and was struggling for form.
"But since George Burley brought him back from Ipswich he has really started to get the best out of him, and to score six goals in six games underlines how prolific he has been.
"Ian has been an inspirational leader for Forest all season. He has led by example and produced some fantastic displays at the heart of the side's defence.
"Despite narrowly missing out on the play-offs Ian must take a lot of credit for the part he played in their terrific end of season run.
"Scott has improved out of all proportion this season.
"He now possesses a fantastic all-round game which helped him become one of the most prolific strikers in League Two this season.
"His goals were one of the main reasons why Northampton finished runners-up and he now has an excellent chance to prove himself at a higher level," he said.