Dean Marney is player of the month for March

Dean Marney opened the scoring at Birmingham
Dean Marney opened the scoring at Birmingham

Dean Marney has won his first No Nay Never-Burnley Express player of the month award.

In one of the closest polls yet the midfielder won 29% of the fan vote, edging just ahead of Scott Arfield who came second with 22%.

Marney has been consistently strong all season and this award is just reward for his efforts over the campaign, having forged an excellent partnership with David Jones.

He has added goals to his game of late and scored two important strikes in March, the second against Derby and opener at Birmingham.

Sam Vokes came third in the vote with 18%.

Incredibly, 16 different players received nominations, including new signing Chris Baird.

Voting for the final player of the month award opens following the final whistle against Reading.