Reading defender Ian Harte has been named npower Championship Player of the Month for March.

Harte netted three times during the month thanks to a brace at Middlesbrough and a goal at Ipswich Town.

The veteran defender helped the Royals take maximum points from their three league games.

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Ian Harte has been in fantastic form for Reading in recent weeks."

"I'd like to congratulate Ian on behalf of npower, and wish him and his team the best of luck for the rest of the season."

In League 1, Brighton & Hove Albion's Casper Ankergren picked up the npower Player of the Month Award.

Chesterfield's Craig Davies won the npower Player of the Month Award in League 2.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Peter Beagrie, Football League Head of Communications John Nagle, BBC Sport's Mark Clemmit and npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins.

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