Bury Caretaker Manager Richie Barker has been named npower League 2 Manager of the Month for April.

Barker took charge in March, and went on to lead his side through a six-game unbeaten run to ensure automatic promotion to npower League 1.

Former Charlton Athletic boss Alan Curbishley chairs the npower Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: "Bury's recent winning run has been remarkable.

"Richie has done a fantastic job since taking the helm at Gigg Lane, and is a worthy winner of the award."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins added: "For the club to do so well with a managerial change late in the season is very impressive.

"Barker has hit the ground running, and fully deserves the award."

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