Hartlepool United fan Jeff Stelling hails SkyBet League Two winners Colin Cooper and Luke James

UP THE POOLS: Jeff Stelling
UP THE POOLS: Jeff Stelling

JEFF Stelling has hailed the achievements of Colin Cooper after the Hartlepool United boss clinched the Sky Bet League Two manager of the month award.

Pools won five consecutive matches in October, including four in League Two against Mansfield Town, Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle and Wimbledon, plus the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Sheffield United.

Striker Luke James completed a Pools double by being named the Sky Bet League Two player of the month.

Sky Sports presenter Jeff, who climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in the summer with Cooper and assistant boss Craig Hignett, said: “Congratulations to Colin and Luke on this great double for the club.

“They will rightly say it is a team effort, and so congratulations to everyone!

“Here’s to next month, and the months to come. Bring on more Sky Bet Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards. Hartlepool are on the march.

“I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Colin and now he’s scaling another mountain!”