Cullen and Still win monthly awards

John Still and Mark Cullen - Pic by Avril Husband / Griffiths Photographers
John Still and Mark Cullen - Pic by Avril Husband / Griffiths Photographers

Hatters boss John Still has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for October, while striker Mark Cullen has won the Player of the Month award.

Still led Luton to victories in all five of their league games during October, while Cullen scored five goals in that run, including his first senior hat-trick.

Still said: “Whenever you win anything it matters, of course it does, but I’m not stupid, that award is for the players, for the staff, because we all worked together.

“It means you’ve done okay and we’ve done okay. We had a great month, so I’m really, really pleased for everybody.

“I’m absolutely delighted and lets hope we have another good month.”

Meanwhile on his award, Cullen, who was also named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month too, said: “I’m over the moon and I didn’t really expect it, but it’s really pleasing to get some individual awards after we’ve had such a good month.

“For the fans to recognise how well I’ve done in the month is really pleasing too as they pay their money to come and watch.”

Still was delighted his striker had followed in team-mate Luke Wilkinson’s footsteps as he won the award last month.

The boss said: “It’s an award that is so so well accepted by everyone here for everything that he’s done, not just for the goals he’s scored, but his team ethic has been terrific.

“So everyone is absolutely delighted, they really are.”

Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “John Still has invigorated Luton Town as a club and they have carried all of their momentum from last season into the Football League.

“The man from Essex continues to use his tried and tested methods to great effect.”

Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery added: “The highlight of their month was their victory at local rivals Stevenage which included an 83rd minute winner.

“Luton lie in second behind Wycombe and are 8/11 to win promotion or 4/1 with Sky Bet to win the Championship.”

For more reaction from Still and Cullen, see the News/Gazette on sale next Wednesday.