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11 June 2014

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Town entered into Final Third Development League for 2014/15

The Hatters are pleased to reveal that the development squad will play competitive fixtures in Final Third Development League next season.

The Town will take part in the League’s newly-formed southern division alongside AFC Bournemouth, AFC Wimbledon, Cambridge United, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Peterborough and Portsmouth.

The Hatters second string have been without a competitive league since the Combination division ceased in 2012. It is anticipated that many of the home fixtures will be played at Kenilworth Road.

The Town’s development stars have impressed in recent seasons, mostly notably in the FA Trophy.

But a move to a full-time division with regular scheduled fixtures will further aid the Hatters’ next generation says Hakan Hayrettin.

The first team coach told “Our younger players have acquitted themselves so well in the friendlies we played last season and their performances were rewarded with places in the first team squad.

“This club has a terrific reputation for bringing through young players and I think the league format will increase the competitive edge in matches. This can be of great help when assessing the development of a player.”

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