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HATTERS HONOURED AT THE EFL AWARDS!

James Collins is Sky Bet League One Player of the Season

8 April 2019

The Hatters were honoured at the EFL Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night - with striker James Collins winning the Sky Bet League One Player of the Season award!

The 28-year-old striker was named in the League One Team of the Season alongside team-mates James Justin and Jack Stacey, who was selected by opposition club managers for the second season in a row.

JJ missed out on the EA Sports Young Player of the Season award to former Hatters youngster Max Aarons, now of Norwich City, but the Town full-back was named in the overall EFL Team of the Season selected from all 72 clubs across the three divisions. Well done, JJ!

Midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu had made it through to the final five up for the Goal of the Year, for his stunning strike against Crewe Alexandra in April last year, but Wolves' Ruben Neves took that award as a result of everyone in the room voting on the night.

Collins was the second-to-last player to be presented with one of the main awards on the night, however, beating Doncaster's John Marquis and Sunderland's Aiden McGeady to the accolade as the best player in League One over the 2018-19 campaign.

The man who netted his 22nd goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with Blackpool on Saturday said: "Obviously this is a really proud moment for me personally, it's been a great season so far both personally and for the team.

"Massive credit to everyone at the club for the amazing run we've been on, it's given us confidence and to win this tonight really tops it off for me. I'm delighted."

Congratulations Collo, and well done to all four Luton boys for doing the Hatters proud on the night!

 

 


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