Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner is the npower League 2 Manager of the Month for April.

Turner led his side to five wins and a draw from their six fixtures, sealing promotion to npower League 1 in the process.

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

He said: "April was a tremendous month for Graham Turner and Shrewsbury, with five wins and a draw giving the club automatic promotion.

"I'd like to congratulate Graham and his staff on a fantastic season in npower League 2."

npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins said: "Shrewsbury have been in and around the Play-Off places for most of the season but their April form catapulted them straight into npower League 1.

"Graham has done a fantastic job at New Meadow and this award recognises his contribution to their brilliant form last month.

"On behalf of npower, I'd like to congratulate Graham and the team, and wish them the best of luck for next season."

The judging panel comprises former Charlton Athletic manager Alan Curbishley, Sky Sports Football League expert Peter Beagrie, Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson, BBC Sport's Mark Clemmit, League Managers Association Deputy CEO Olaf Dixon and npower Head of Sponsorship Emma Collins.

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