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JONES AIMING TO BENEFIT FROM YOUTH SUCCESS

13 January 2016

Manager big believer in developing youngsters

New Hatters boss Nathan Jones is hoping to benefit from the youth team’s success after Paul Driver’s side clinched their league title on Tuesday.

The Town Under-18s have lost just once in 25 matches in all competitions this season on their way to securing top spot in the Youth Alliance South East section, which was secured thanks to a 2-0 win at Stevenage.

And Jones, who was appointed last week, has expressed his desire of bringing through players from the youth set-up at Kenilworth Road.

“We've got good people here and Paul Driver is doing a wonderful job with the group he's got,” said the manager.

“Luton is synonymous with young, talented players. 

“I played with them throughout my career and I keep in touch with people like Matty Upson, Chris Willmott, and Johnny Hartson.

“Luton is a developing club and I think if we're going to be a successful team, we're going to need to do that because we're not just going to go out and buy a load of good players.

“We want to produce them and we've got good people here who can produce them and then it will give the people of Luton something to get behind.

“We want home-grown players. We want ones we've developed that have our DNA and our ethos built into them.” 

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