BETMcLEAN PLAYER OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2018

GLENTORAN striker Curtis Allen has been named BetMcLean Player of the Month by NIFWA.

Allen scored league goals against Ballinamallard United, Ards, Cliftonville and Warrenpoint Town, as well as bagging a four-goal-haul against Ballyclare Comrades in the Irish Cup.

Reflecting on his nine-goal month, Allen said, "It was a strange month. Personally, it was fantastic for me to score nine goals and to play well on a few occasions.

"However, the manager lost his job. Obviously, I was very disappointed for Gary Haveron.

"But we're looking to the future now and there's plenty to play for. We are determined to secure a place in the top six, while we also have an Irish Cup quarter-final against Coleraine on Tuesday night to look forward too."

Paul McLean of sponsors BetMcLean said, "Curtis has been in tremendous form in recent weeks and is a worthy winner of this award."

NIFWA Chairman Keith Bailie said, "Curtis has been one of the best strikers in the local game for a decade now. He is one of the most deadly finishers in the Irish League and when he's on form, he's unstoppable. Nine goals in a month is a massive achievement."

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