Luton Town boss beats Charlton and AFC Wimbledon rivals for League One Manager of the Month award

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Luton Town manager Mick Harford has been named the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for March – pipping Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer and AFC Wimbledon’s Wally Downes for the accolade.

Harford led the Hatters to a 14-point haul from six unbeaten matches.

Next the League One leaders face Charlton at The Valley tomorrow.

Harford said: “It’s an honour to accept the award on behalf of the football club, and that’s what it is – it’s for the football club.

“When I took the role I wasn’t in it for any self-gratification, it was a case of coming in to help the football club and try to put it in a better place. I think that we as a group have achieved that.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank the board for supporting myself and the staff. I’d like to thank my staff, who have been amazing and worked tirelessly over the last few months.

“But mainly, this award that I am accepting on behalf of the football club, is mostly down to the players. They have been absolutely amazing in the period that I’ve been in charge, so I’d like to give them a big thank you.”

George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “Mick has maintained Luton Town’s remarkable momentum in a very busy unbeaten month. 

“Automatic promotion has always been the objective and looks increasingly realistic for a club that is performing well in every department.”

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