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JAMES SHEA AND JAMES COLLINS WIN GOLDEN GLOVE AND GOLDEN BOOT AWARDS!

7 May 2019

Hatters goalkeeper James Shea and striker James Collins scooped the Golden Glove and Golden Boot awards for Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon to cap off a fine campaign for both players.

Finishing the season as the top scorer in the division with 25 goals saw Collo win the award, having already been recognised as the third tier's Player of the Year, as well as being named in both the EFL and PFA League One Team of the Season.

Alongside this, he received his first international call-up to the Republic Of Ireland senior squad.

He finished four goals ahead of second placed Lyle Taylor of Charlton Athletic, finding the back of the net on average every 150 minutes, it working out that it took the 28-year-old just over three shots per goal.

Having not found the back of the net until 29th September, James would go onto score 24 more times in just 34 games in League One - including a run of five consecutive appearances in which he scored at the tail end of the campaign.

Shea finished the campaign with 19 clean sheets, sharing the award with Barnsley's Adam Davies who played in as many league games as the Town's goalkeeper (41).

The former AFC Wimbledon man joined the Hatters in the summer of 2017, playing back-up for a majority of his debut season at Kenilworth Road behind Marek Stech.

Shea broke into the team towards the end of the League Two promotion winning campaign, and although didn't begin as a starter this season, again broke into the team and became a part of a defence that only let in 42 goals for the entirety of the 2018/19 league season.

Promotion this year marks the fifth of Collins' career, and the third of Sheasy's.

A huge congratulations to both players on fantastic seasons!


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