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SPILLER MAKES TOWN RETURN

17 October 2012

Midfielder comes through 22 minutes at Charlton

Midfielder Danny Spiller made his first appearance in Luton colours in Tuesday’s development squad friendly at Charlton Athletic.

The 31-year-old came on as a second half substitute to play the final 22 minutes in the 4-0 defeat at the Addicks’ training ground.

Spiller became the Hatters’ second new signing of the summer when he joined from Gillingham, but has yet to make his debut having picked up an achilles injury in pre-season.

Town first team development coach Carl Emberson said: “It is a huge bonus for us – he came through fine. He looked sharp but he’ll need another couple of games. We’ll look to edge his minutes up to maybe a half.

“He is now back in full training full-time and it’s great to be able to see him in action.”

Dean Beckwith also featured in the reserve against the Championship side having been sidelined by a groin injury.

Town boss Paul Buckle, who was present at Tuesday’s game, will be forced into changes in defence for Saturday’s cup tie at Cambridge with Simon Ainge cup-tied and Connor Essam ineligible. 

Team v Charlton: Brill, Lacey (sub Jibodu), Rowe-Turner, Beckwith (sub Smith), Kovacs, Woolley, Burtenshaw (sub Spiller), M. Robinson, Trialist (sub McKenzie-Lowe), J. Robinson, Walker.

Meanwhile, just like the England senior side, England C had their match postponed yesterday due to a waterlogged pitch. Town trio Simon Ainge, Adam Watkins and Andre Gray were all set to start for Paul Fairclough’s side against Albania, but a downpour earlier in the day game rendered the pitch unplayable. 


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