Double honour for PNE's Tom

Tom Barkhuizen with the Championship goal of the month trophy
Tom Barkhuizen with the Championship goal of the month trophy
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Preston North End front man Tom Barkhuizen has won the Championship goal of the month award for March.

The 23-year-old first goal in the 3-0 victory over Reading at Deepdale topped a fans' vote conducted by EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

It beat goals by Blackburn striker Marvin Emnes and Rotherham's Joe Newell in the poll.

Last week, Barkhuizen was named Championship player of the month for March, five goals and an assist in four starts getting him the nod from the judging panel.

The goal which was voted the best for March saw Barkhuizen arc a first-time shot over Reading goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi from the edge of the box, Daryl Horgan's pass setting him up.

North End are in action on Friday afternoon (3pm) against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.