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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