Mick Harford delivers verdict on EFL’s League One Team of the Year

Luton Town boss Mick Harford has expressed his disappointment that only three of his players made it into the League One Team of the Year, per Dunstable Today.

James Collins, James Justin and Jack Stacey were all selected in the EFL’s XI.

What’s the word?

Luton, of course, have enjoyed a genuinely phenomenal season.

The Hatters are currently top of League One, seven points clear of second-placed Barnsley and are currently on a 27-game unbeaten run.

However, only three players made it into the EFL’s selection, with Barnsley taking four places.

And Harford believes that more players were deserving of recognition.

Quoted by Dunstable Today, he said: “There’s been some outstanding individual performers this season for the football club.

“But we’ll respect that, we believe some other players should be in the team, because all of the team have performed at very high levels this season.

“We’re delighted to have three, we’d prefer to have more in, but that’s the way it goes and people make their choices.”

More important matters

There is no need for Harford to get caught up on this.

His side are top of League One and are poised to head into the Championship in 2019-20.

It will mark a second successive promotion and, while he is perhaps right that more players could have been selected in the Team of the Year, Harford would do well to focus simply on taking Luton up with as many points as possible.

As it is, his words suggest that he could well allow complacency to creep in, and that does not bode well as the season reaches its conclusion.