Fernando Forestieri wins PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for April
Last Updated: 06/05/16 11:30am
Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for April in the Sky Bet Championship.
Forestieri wins back-to-back awards after scoring twice and picking up an assist as Sheffield Wednesday secured the final play-off spot in the Championship.
The 26-year-old, who has now won the award three times, secured a massive 69.5 per cent of the vote to beat Leeds striker Chris Wood (15.5 per cent) and Rotherham defender Greg Halford (14.8 per cent) to the Championship award.
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Those selections were reduced from an initial 12-man shortlist including Tom Ince (Derby), Johnny Russell (Derby), Anthony Knockaert (Brighton), Lasse Vibe (Brentford), Michael Keane (Burnley), Jordan Rhodes (Middlesbrough), Robert Snodgrass (Hull), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) and Lewis Dunk (Brighton).
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.