Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has been named the npower League 1 Manager of the Month for March.

With a total of seven fixtures played, Slade negotiated his O's through a tricky period, collecting 14 points in March.

With just one defeat, Leyton Orient finished the month just outside of the Play-Offs with five games to play.

Speaking about Russell Slade's win, panel member Alan Curbishley commented: "Russell Slade's men enjoyed a great run in March with Orient now in touching distance of the Play-Offs as we enter the final stretch of the season."

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas added: "There's still enough time for Leyton Orient to crash the Play-Offs and this run of form will leave fans full of confidence."

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