Reading boss Brian McDermott has been given the Championship's manager of the month award for April. The Royals won the first five of their eight games last month to guarantee a place in the end-of-season play-offs. The League One award went to Nigel Adkins, who oversaw seven Southampton wins from eight - including victory at champions Brighton. The run was good enough - barring an unparalleled final-day meltdown - to secure Saints' return to the second tier. Bury boss Richie Barker took the League Two award after a flying start to life at Gigg Lane. Barker succeeded Alan Knill and took 18 points from a possible 21 to book the Shakers' top-two spot and automatic promotion.