Team News | How the Hatters start against Brighton & Hove Albion

Manager Nathan Jones has made three changes for this afternoon’s pre-season friendly against Brighton and Hove Albion.


Gabe Osho and Kal Naismith are part of a new-look defence for the Hatters coming in for Reece Burke and captain Sonny Bradley, whilst Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu – who signed a new contract with the Town this summer – starts for the first time in pre-season.

After working his way back from injury, Luke Berry is amongst the substitutes, so too is trialist Reece Hutchinson, who was an unused sub against Portsmouth last weekend.

Forwards Admiral Muskwe and Cameron Jerome are also in the matchday squad having not been involved in the last match, as is Joe Morrell who played an important role in Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign this summer.

Hatters: 12 Sluga; 2 Bree, 32 Osho, 4 Naismith, 3 Potts; 6 Rea, 17 Mpanzu, 22 Campbell; 7 Cornick, 24 Onyedinma, 11 Adebayo.

Substitutes: 1 Horlick, 8 Berry, 10 Lee, 14 Mendes Gomes, 15 Beckwith, 18 Clark, 19 Pereira, 20 Kioso, 21 Isted, 23 Hutchinson, 25 Morrell, 26 Muskwe, 35 Jerome.

Brighton: Sanchez; Veltman, Duffy, Burn, March; Mwepu, Bissouma, Moder, Lallana; Maupay, Connolly.

Substitutes: Steele, Gross, Tau, Leonard, Andone, Zegiri, Alzate, Ostigard, Richards, Tsoungui, McGill, Karbownik

Referee: Graham Scott

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