Hatters boss John Still to be made honorary freeman of the borough

Still joined Luton Town from Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2013

Still joined Luton Town from Dagenham & Redbridge in February 2013

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Luton Town manager John Still will be given honorary freedom of the borough next Thursday, the Luton News can reveal.

Still clinched the Skrill Premier title in his first full season with the Hatters, who are now pushing for a second consecutive promotion.

The proposal to give Still the honour came from Luton Town fan and Stopsley councillor Michael Dolling, who said that the title celebrations in the summer had “raised the town’s morale”.

He added that the award, the first of its kind since 1992, was offered to the manager on behalf of the entire club.

The plans were unaminously agreed by the council in July and the Hatters chief has since decided to accept the award.

At the same ceremony next Thursday Lord McKenzie and Vivian Dunington MBE will also be named honorary freemen of the borough of Luton.

William McKenzie, former Luton Borough Council leader and chairman of Luton Airport, became an elected peer in June 2004.

Mr Dunington served on the council from 1967 to 2003.