Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for March.

Another stellar month left his team on the cusp of automatic promotion to the Premier League.

The 2-0 win at Burnley was crucial, as was their ability to come from behind to gain points against Blackpool and Yeovil Town.

Dave Bassett, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: "Leicester have only conceded three goals in six games so this award is truly deserved for the Sky Bet Championship pace setters."

Sky Sports' Football League pundit Don Goodman said: "Nigel's calm nature has been of huge benefit to the squad this season after their incredibly painful end to the last campaign.

"An unbeaten month, comprising four wins, has all but promoted his team to the Premier League.

"He steered his team through difficult games against Blackburn and Yeovil before rounding off the month with a professional performance at main promotion rivals Burnley."

Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: "An unbeaten month has put Leicester within touching distance of the Premier League.

"Pearson will be hoping for more of the same in April if they are to secure the Sky Bet Championship crown."

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