Sheffield Wednesday striker Neil Mellor has been named npower League 1 Player of the Month for April.

Mellor, who is on loan from Preston North End, fired in six goals during the month, including vital strikes against Colchester United, Walsall and Swindon Town.

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

He said: "At the beginning of the month, Wednesday were hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th position.

"But Mellor's six goal contribution has helped navigate the Owls up the table - a safe distance 11 points from the drop-zone."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Mellor has been a revelation since his loan move to Hillsborough.

"His goals have come in important matches, and helped Wednesday climb up the League 1 table at a crucial point of the season."

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