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Nigel Clough and Aleksandar Mitrovic up for top awards after beating Sunderland

12 months ago
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Scoring five goals in five games, Aleksandar Mitrovic was nominated for the March Championship player of the month award.

The Newcastle loan striker was up against Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough, Sean Maguire of Preston North End and Millwall defender Shaun Hutchinson.

Mitro coming out on top and being awarded the prize, he also won the PFA Championship player of the month for March – that award voted for by fans online.

Thursday morning has seen the the April nominations for Championship Player of the Month Award announced, with Aleksandar Mitrovic once again one of those chosen.

After scoring five goals for Fulham in six appearances, the Serbian forward is up against Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough), Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) and Harry Wilson (Hull City).

One of the goals was the vital winner against Sunderland, Fulham winning 2-1 thanks to Mitro’s header.

This is the EFL Official website write-up:

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

“A second successive nomination for March’s winner.

“Scored in five of his six games, including the winners against Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland.

“As well as his all-round contribution, his passion for the club as a loan player is striking.”

The nominations for Championship Manager of the Month have also been announced.

Nigel Clough (Burton Albion) is up against Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham), Tony Pulis (Middlesbrough) and Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers). The Fulham boss nominated for a fourth month in a row.

EFL Official write-up:

Nigel Clough:

“April began with Burton bottom and four points from safety.

“A 5-0 home defeat by Hull seemed to signal relegation but such is the trust between Clough and his players that three straight wins followed and offered hope of survival.”

Amongst those Burton wins was the dramatic 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light, which finally relegated Sunderland.

Winners of both awards will be announced tomorrow (Friday 6 May).

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