Championship POTM April Nomination (Bogdan)
The April nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are:
Nicky Bailey (Millwall) - midfielder
Returned following a back injury and made an immense contribution to help Millwall move out of the relegation zone. He reads the game to perfection, shields the back four, and his range of passing thrusts the team forward.
Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) - goalkeeper
Three goals conceded in six games as the Hungarian earned his side points with a string of impressive displays. A strong presence behind his defenders, he was particularly outstanding in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.
Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) - striker
Six goals from six starts. Back to match sharpness, he scored a hat-trick of headers in the 4-2 victory at Birmingham City. A 25-yard low drive against Queens Park Rangers, and a clever flick against Ipswich Town to set up strike partner Jordan Rhodes made him hot to handle.
Jason Shackell (Burnley) - central defender
Has not missed a minute all season and stood tall again as Burnley kept four clean sheets in six games to clinch promotion. A commanding presence as captain when opponents bombarded the box, he was immense in the 1-0 win at Blackpool.