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Hatters boss shortlisted for the second successive month

6 March 2019

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Another unbeaten month for the Hatters has resulted in Mick Harford being shortlisted for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award for the second time in a row.

The Town kicked February off with a 3-0 win at Shrewsbury Town, followed by a home success by the same scoreline against Wycombe a week later.

A 2-1 win at Fleetwood two days after Valentine's Day placed Big Mick's further into Hatters fans' hearts, as the club record for unbeaten matches in the Football League was broken.

That run was extended to 21 matches when Coventry arrived at Kenilworth Road for the live TV game a week ago on Sunday.

The Town had to settle for a point from the Sky Blues clash, denying them a 100 per cent record from the month, but an average of 2.5 points per game is the highest in the division during February, although some clubs have played two matches more.

Well done to Mick and all the staff at The Brache, as well as the players who have done the business out on the pitch so consistently to earn the Hatters a fifth successive manager of the month nomination!

This is what the league sponsors had to say about Mick and the other three nominees...


Mick Harford (Luton Town)

Uncomfortable with taking credit for a side he inherited, Harford won’t be able to downplay his impact on the Luton team much longer if they continue to cast aside opponents. Ten points from four games says they will.

Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)

If only his side was this good in the autumn. Eight points from four games, including an important 5-1 victory over Rochdale, lifted Argyle into mid-table and justified the Plymouth board’s faith in his ability to calmly ride out a crisis.

Jack Ross (Sunderland)

Managed his squad superbly during a hectic February run of five games in 15 days. Add in the earlier win over Wimbledon and the 12 points they earned from six unbeaten fixtures lifted them back towards the top two.

Daniel Stendel (Barnsley)

When they cannot win matches, Stendel’s side are so well drilled that they don’t lose. Goalless draws against Burton and Portsmouth were supplemented by three stylish victories, including a handsome 4-1 win at Gillingham.

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