Fernando Forestieri wins PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for March
Last Updated: 01/04/16 4:18pm
Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for March in the Sky Bet Championship.
Forestieri, who wins the award for the second time this season, scored once and picked up an assist as Sheffield Wednesday secured back-to-back 3-0 wins last month
The 26-year-old won with 57.6 per cent of the vote to beat Leeds' Mirco Antenucci (27 per cent) and Bristol City forward Lee Tomlin (15.4 per cent) to the Championship award.
Those selections were reduced from an initial 12-man shortlist including Andre Gray (Burnley), Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion), Chris Martin (Derby County), Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough), Leon Best (Rotherham United), Lex Immers (Cardiff City), Sam Vokes (Burnley), Tjarron Chery (QPR) and Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion).
Every month throughout the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the Awards.
Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will then be able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.
The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.
That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month.