The April nominations for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month Award are as follows:
Michael Appleton (Lincoln City)
Has rallied his players fantastically after a poor run of March kind when it appeared they may fall out of the promotion race. A haul of 13 points from six video games restored lost momentum and stored them in sight of the automated locations.
Grant McCann (Hull City)
His side played six video games in April, fewer than most of their promotion rivals, however what use of them they made, winning 5, drawing one and scoring 14 goals. What mattered most was the 2-1 victory at Lincoln which clinched a return to the Championship.
Leam Richardson (Wigan Athletic)
April started with a defeat, however then burst into life with 4 successive wins, together with a 2-1 triumph over high-flying Sunderland as Richardson led Wigan to 13 points from six video games and earned himself the job on a everlasting foundation.
Mark Robinson (AFC Wimbledon)
After two 1-0 defeats to start April, Robinson put the main target on finishing in coaching. The diligence paid off as Dons blitzed their manner via the subsequent six video games, scoring 17 instances to choose up 14 points and move out of the underside 4.
The April nominations for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award are as follows:
Dan Ballard (Blackpool) – central defender
The on-loan teenager is a throwback of a defender who relishes a bodily battle. He stored the prolific Charlie Wyke quiet as Blackpool gained two important 1-0 wins over Sunderland with just 5 goals conceded in Ballard’s seven video games.
Sam Lengthy (Oxford United) – full-back
A momentous month for Lengthy as he stormed up and down the fitting wing, including zest and urgency to Oxford’s attack. He signed a new contract and scored three of their 18 goals in his six video games, together with a stoppage time winner against Gillingham.
Josh Magennis (Hull City) – striker
Six goals and an assist for the Northern Irishman who timed the best scoring run of his English membership career to perfection as Hull clinched promotion. He confirmed his versatility, mixing scientific low strikes and highly effective headers.
Joe Powell (Burton Albion) – midfielder
Technically gifted, the 24-year-old has lastly made himself the fulcrum of Burton’s attacking play. His three goals had been all stunners – a 30-yard howitzer at Portsmouth and pinpoint left-foot free-kicks over the wall against Wigan and Fleetwood.