Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman has been named the npower League 1 Player of the Month for March.

Pitman's five goals and increased work-rate across the front line in March had Bournemouth pushing for automatic promotion.

Three of them were the only goals of the game in vital away wins at Stevenage, Oldham Athletic and Colchester United - each of them tucked away with confidence.

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas said: "Bournemouth's promotion chase has been well underway for some time and another month like this from Brett Pitman may well see them clinch one of the automatic slots."

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