CELTIC defender Efe Ambrose has picked up the Championship player of the month award after an impressive run of form on loan at Hibernian.

The Nigeria international was reunited with former Hoops boss Neil Lennon at Easter Road in March on a temporary deal until the end of the campaign. 

Since then the centre-back has helped the Hibees to a nine-point lead at the summit of the table as they edge towards promotion back to the top-flight.

The 28-year-old was named player of the month for March on Thursday after playing every minute of his side's two wins, two draws and one defeat, scoring one goal.

Ambrose appears set for a Parkhead exit at the end of the season, with his contract due to expire in May.