Milton Keynes Dons striker Dean Bowditch has been named npower League 1 Player of the Month for February.

Bowditch struck four times in five games last month, including both goals in the 2-1 home win over Bury.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson said: "Dean has been one of our most consistent performers this season and I am delighted he has been recognised for his efforts throughout February.

"I believe this award could have gone to any one of our players and hopefully it will be a good boost for the team as we gear up for the final stages of the season."

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

He said: "The Dons helped themselves to 10 points in February with Dean's goals proving pivotal.

"His winning goals against Bury and Oldham strengthened his side's push for promotion to the Championship."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Dean relished his attacking responsibilities during February, proving a constant threat to opposition defences.

"As well as chipping in with four goals himself, he also added plenty of creativity to Karl Robinson's side.

"On behalf of npower, I'd like to congratulate Dean, 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.