Southend United's Adam Barrett has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month for April.Barrett proved age is no barrier to playing well with a series of inspiring displays at the heart of a Southend defence which did not concede in seven games in April.
He allied organisational skills with his no-nonsense approach to defending.
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: "Adam Barrett has been the rock in the centre of Phil Brown’s defence during a seven-game run without conceding a single goal.
“The 21 points collected during April ensures that a victory in the final game of the season will see Southend promoted to Sky Bet League 1.
“Brown will be hoping Barrett continues his impressive form and can inspire his team to one final shut out of the season.
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Veteran defender Barrett only broke into the first team at Southend this month but since he has, they’ve yet to concede a goal.
“We can’t argue with seven clean sheets in a row, especially in a new defensive partnership, so Barrett gets our pick for Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month.”
The judging panel for the Sky Bet Player of the Month comprises Sky Sports Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Head of Communications John Nagle; League Managers Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.