Becks wins monthly award

North End ace Jermaine Beckford

North End ace Jermaine Beckford

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Preston North End striker Jermaine Beckford has been named Sky Bet League One player of the month for April.

The 31-year-old front man scored five goals in seven appearances last month to help keep PNE in the thick of the automatic promotion race.

Beckford held off competiton from Will Grigg (MK Dons), 
Ben Gladwin (Swindon) and James O’Connor (Walsall) to win the award. The League One manager of the month honour went to MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.

Simon Grayson was on the shortlist, together with Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook.