Oldham Athletic striker Matt Smith has been named the npower League 1 Player of the Month for April.

The towering centre-forward only played in five of his side's eight games in April but what a contribution he made.

The 23-year-old scored the only goal in the victories over Bury and Yeovil Town, and then netted a thunderous opener in the win over Crawley Town which secured the Latics' safety.

Commenting from npower, Partnership and Sponsorship Manager Katy Thomas said: "Matt Smith's goals were crucial in ensuring Oldham avoided the drop and with so many winning goals scored, his contribution cannot be understated.

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