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The 27-year-old's supreme performances between the posts for promotion-chasing Reading have again been noticed, this time in a new award

Adam Federici has been recognised again for his outstanding form in goal this season, winning the Football League Precision Goalkeeper Golden Glove award for the month of February.

The Reading keeper received the npower Championship player of the month award for February, with manager Brian McDermott securing the manager of the month award.

And now, with a successive run of clean sheets and four straight Reading victories, Australia international Federici, 27, has claimed an award new to the Football League.

Receiving the Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove award for the first time, Royals boss Brian McDermott praised his No.1.

"He is a top goalkeeper and a top person," said McDermott, whose side is second on the Championship table and hold a six-point advantage over third-placed West Ham United.

"Everything he does is geared towards making him as good as he possibly can be on a Saturday afternoon.

"He trains really hard, we have known Adam for such a long time now and we have really witnessed him develop as a person and a goalkeeper so it is fantastic to see."

Each month, The Precision Goalkeeping Golden Glove will be awarded to the Football League goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in all competitions from data provided by the Press Association.

There will also be a yearly award in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 for the goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets throughout the entire season in all competitions.


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