IZALE GETS REWARD FOR HIS FAB FEB
CRAWLEY striker Izale McLeod has been named League One Player of the Month, after hitting four goals in February to aid Crawley’s survival bid.
The 30-year-old scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 massacre of Barnsley on Valentine’s Day and held off Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United), Bradley Dack (Gillingham) and Aden Flint (Bristol City).
And Crawley boss Dean Saunders said: “He’s a good finisher, as his hat-trick against Barnsley showed, and he is a willing frontrunner. This award is reward for his hard work.”
Preston boss Simon Grayson was the division’s top manager for leading the Deepdale outfit to a maximum 15 points from five games without conceding.
Norwich boss Alex Neil took the Championship gong for guiding the Canaries back into title contention with a run of five straight wins, including three clean sheets.
Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury was top player. The 24-year-old scored in five successive games as Forest’s revival under new boss Dougie Freedman gathered pace.