JOSH CULLEN has received a pre-play-off final boost after being named the EFL Young Player of the Month for April.

Cullen has been a model of consistency in the heart of the Bantams midfield this season and he carried his fine form into the final month of the Sky Bet League One campaign.

The 21-year-old, who is on loan from West Ham United, delivered a string of impressive displays in April, as City ensured a top-five finish with 13 points from a possible 18.

Upon receiving the award, Cullen said: "It's a nice achievement for me personally to pick up, so I'm delighted to receive the award, especially at such an important time of the season.

"I've just tried doing what I've been doing all season and it's great to be rewarded.”

The accolade has previously been won by the likes of Dele Alli, Wilfried Zaha and Jonjo Shelvey during their younger years.

Bantams boss Stuart McCall had high praise for Cullen, who is sure to have a key role in tomorrow's promotion clash with Millwall at Wembley.

He said: “Josh's knowledge of the game is superb. He could have won this award any month to be honest because his consistency has been fantastic. I can’t keep speaking highly enough of him, he’s barely had a bad game.

“He’s mature beyond his years as a player; you’d think he’d been in the game a long, long time. He plays like a seasoned pro and he’s still such a young age.”