Livingston's Iain Russell named SFL player of month

Iain Russell with his Irn Bru award
Russell has helped Livingston edge close to the title and promotion

Livingston striker Iain Russell has been named player of the month for March in the Scottish Football League.

Russell scored six times during a month in which Livingston won six straight games to stretch their lead in Division Two and edge closer to the title.

The 28-year-old only failed to hit the net in one game, away to East Fife.

But Russell grabbed singles against Forfar, Alloa, Dumbarton, Stenhousemuir and Forfar again - as well as a double against Peterhead.

The former Motherwell, Dumbarton, Brechin, Morton and Stirling forward has now scored 19 times this season.

His goals have helped Livingston establish an 18-point lead in Division Two.

Despite being held to a 0-0 draw at home to second-top Brechin in their first game in April, Livingston can clinch promotion should they win away to Stenhousemuir on Saturday while the Glebe Park outfit fail to beat East Fife.