Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici has been named npower Championship Player of the Month for February.

Federici kept four clean sheets as the Royals picked up maximum points from their February fixtures.

Reading boss Brian McDermott said: "Adam is a top goalkeeper and person, everything he does is geared towards making him as good as he possibly can be on a Saturday afternoon.

"He trains hard and really deserves this award. It is fantastic to see."

Sky Sports' Football League expert Peter Beagrie sits on the npower Player of the Month judging panel.

He said: "Adam is proving to be one of the best shot-stoppers in the division.

"His magnificent saves and host of clean sheets were instrumental in helping Reading to third in the table, hot on the heels of West Ham and Southampton."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "To not concede a league goal during February is a remarkable achievement which Adam deserves great credit for.

"He put in four outstanding displays last month and played a huge part in his side's surge up the Championship table."

"On behalf of npower, I'd like to congratulate Adam, and wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season."

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.