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Fixture News


16 August 2016

Fixture News


16 August 2016

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Read more from yesterday's match press call

Luton manager Nathan Jones has said that the final two weeks of the transfer window will not be dramatic at Kenilworth Road, but refused to rule out signing anyone else if the right player becomes available.

The Hatters signed eight players in the summer and Jones also gave an update on the status on transfer listed players Magnus Okuonghae and Mark O’Brien.

Jones said: “It won’t be dramatic, we managed to do our business quite early and we’re happy with the squad we’ve got, but if someone becomes available that would really improve our squad then maybe, but at the moment I don’t envisage anyone coming in.”

The Welshman also said that Okuonghae and O’Brien are not close to finding clubs, whilst there are no plans to loan out the younger members of the squad.

He added: “The likes of Tyreeq are fundamental parts of our squad and they’ll be used and get games because we’ve got a mad amount of games coming up, they’ll get opportunities and if they weren’t going to we’d be looking to bring people in.

“At the minute they’re (Okuonghae and O’Brien) not close to finding new clubs, we’ve had a few enquiries and they are available, they’re keeping fit and they’re good lads but nothing’s come about yet.”

Jones also said that he is not complaining about the number of games his squad is being put through with seven games in the first 21 days of the new season.

He explained: “It’s very relentless really, but we’re not complaining at the minute because we’ve added another game because we were successful in the cup, so it’s not proving a problem at the minute.

“We’ve rotated a little bit to freshen people up because certain players didn’t quite get the pre season they wanted like Jake Gray and Scotty were injured and it’s difficult to push them too hard.

“Sometimes you like to plan but you never know what sort of injury or suspensions you’re going to pick up so your plans don’t always come to fruition.”

Looking back on Luton’s 1-1 draw on Saturday, Jones feels his side should have been out of side by half time.

He continued: “In hindsight we should have won the game on Saturday, we should have been one or two up which would have put it out of Yeovil’s reach and at the end we were probably delighted to get a point.”

The Hatters take on Newport County AFC at Kenilworth Road this evening, kick off is at 7:45. 

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