Strikers win March honours

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David Nugent, Juan Ugarte and Freddy Eastwood have all won the Powerade Player of the Month awards for March.

Preston North End striker Nugent has been instrumental in his club's charge into the play-off places in the Championship table.

Vital goals at Watford and West Ham United aided the former Bury hit-man's selection for March.

In League One, Wrexham's Spanish striker Ugarte (pictured) took the award after an impressive set of displays for the struggling North Wales outfit.

The former Real Sociedad man made headlines when he scored five goals in Wrexham's amazing 6-4 victory at Hartlepool United.

League Two's winner for March is Southend United marksman Eastwood.

The former Grays Athletic player followed Shrimpers boss Steve Tilson in taking March honours, having scored in five consecutive matches during the month.

The Roots Hall club went unbeaten as a result before going top of the table with a win over Bristol Rovers on Friday night.

His goals have also helped the Essex outfit make a second straight trip to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for the LDV Vans Trophy final, with this year's contest slated for Sunday.