Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has been named the npower Championship Manager of the Month for April.

Although they narrowly missed out on a Play-Off position, Dougie Freedman's Bolton side had an impressive surge in April. Four wins, a draw and a solitary loss gave the Trotters 13 points and they will now be hoping that momentum carries on into next season for a promotion push.

Speaking about Freedman's win, panel member Alan Curbishley said: "It was a great month for Dougie Freedman which resulted in an end-of-season surge for his side, who only just missed out on a Play-Off place.

"I am sure Bolton will be in contention again next season in what will be his first full season in charge."

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas said: "While they will have been disappointed to have missed out on promotion this season, I'm sure Bolton Wanderers fans will now be looking forward to next season with a great deal of enthusiasm."

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