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8 December 2017

Town boss Nathan Jones has picked up the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award for the second consecutive month after an unbeaten November.

After scoring 13 goals in five games to win the October award, the Hatters found the net 14 times in four matches last month, collecting 10 points, as well as defeating Cambridge United 7-0 at Kenilworth Road.

The gaffer said: "I'm very proud. Obviously, I said last month it's an accumulation of not just my work but the work of my staff and players collectively. It's been another fantastic month in terms of results and performances and I'm very proud to receive it.

"The pleasing thing about this month is it would've been quite easy for the players to rest on their laurels but they haven't and they've wanted to do even better this month."

George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel said: "Nathan has again kept Luton's attacking form going through November. They collected 10 points from four games scoring 14 goals including an amazing 7–0 win against Cambridge in the month."

Sky Sports' EFL pundit Don Goodman said: "It's incredibly rare to see a manager win back-to-back monthly awards because of the huge number of variables involved in football.

"Jones managed to use last month's success as a springboard and pulled off another string of great results, including another seven-goal rout."

Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford said: "There seems to be a similar pattern emerging at Luton and that is goals are almost guaranteed at Kenilworth Road.

"Nathan Jones was right when he insisted his sides flurry of goals were no fluke when the Hatters became the only team in EFL history to score seven or more goals on three occasions before Christmas.

"Cambridge became the latest casualties in November joining Yeovil on the opening day and Stevenage, and there is a real clinicality to the way Jones' side have played this season which is no surprise given the attacking talent at his disposal.

The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports' EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers' Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL trader Mikey Mumford.

Well done Nathan!

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