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FOOTBALL LEAGUE YOUNG PLAYER OF THE MONTH...

18 March 2016

Young Hatter wins high League accolade

Town midfielder Cameron McGeehan has been named The Football League’s Young Player of the Month for February.

With three goals in five matches, McGeehan’s form helped the claim 10 points through the month.

The 20-year-old notched a fine long-distance winner at Wycombe, a penalty against Hartlepool and a header at York – the Town’s first goal at Bootham Crescent in over 10 hours.

"I am really privileged and happy to have won the award. It is a nice bit of recognition for me,” said McGeehan who picked up his award at the training ground on Thursday.

Town boss Nathan Jones added: “Cameron is a self-motivated player. He trains hard, has the desire to do well, listen - and with that kind of attitude and ability that he has, we’re delighted to have him.

“Since I’ve come in he has been fantastic. He has contributed some really important goals as he has done all season and he’s the type of player we want here.

Each season, Football League clubs invest more than £60m on identifying, training and educating the next generation of football talent.
 
There are 8,500 young players between the ages of eight and 18 registered with League clubs, making Football League Youth Development the largest centrally co-ordinated young player programme in world football. Over 200 players aged 21 or under make their professional debuts for Football League clubs each season.
 
Commenting on McGeehan’s award, David Wetherall, Head of Youth Development at The Football League, said: “Cameron has been in excellent form for Luton this season and despite being just 20 years of age, he is already proving himself as an important first team player.

“McGeehan’s performances in February have been impressive and Luton will no doubt be hoping he can maintain his goal scoring form between now and the end of the season.”

Each month the accolade is awarded by The Football League to the young player who has made the most significant contribution and impact in first team football. 
 
For more information on the award and each month’s winner visit www.football-league.co.uk.

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