Irish Striker Pips McGeady To Win League One Participant Of The Season
Luton City striker, James Collins picked up the League One Participant of the Season award final night time on the English Soccer League Awards ceremony London’s Grosvenor Lodge.
The previous Eire u21 striker was nominated for the award alongside Irish worldwide Aidan McGeady who’s been plying his commerce at Sunderland and John Marquis of Doncaster Rovers.
Nevertheless, it was Collins who got here out with the league’s prime award following a run of 22-goals that sees Luton City getting ready to promotion again to the Championship following a 12-year hole.
Luton at present paved the way in England’s third-tier. They’re eight factors away from the chasing pack with 5 video games remaining, nevertheless, that lead will likely be lower down to 2 if Sunderland win each their video games in hand.
Collins is the league’s top-scorer and was lately rewarded for his type with a call-up to the Eire senior squad for his or her Euro 2020 qualifying video games with Gibraltar and Georgia.
One other Irish man narrowly missed out on the night time as Bury’s Dublin born midfielder, Jay O’Shea was pipped to the League Two Participant of the Season By James Norwood of Tranmere Rovers.
The 30-year-old O’Shea has but to play for Eire at senior stage, nevertheless, being nominated for such an award might properly carry him into competition as Mick McCarthy selects his group for Eire’s qualifying video games with Denmark and Georgia in June.
Regardless of his wealthy vein of type, Collins has but to make an influence with Eire at senior stage and given the strong efficiency proven by David McGoldrick in opposition to Georgia two week’s in the past, it’ll be fascinating to see if the Luton City aim machine can drive his manner into McCarthy’s beginning aspect forward of June’s internationals.