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TEAM & KIT NEWS: HATTERS v SPURS U21

Glimpse of bright future as young prospects picked in all-orange strip!

15 August 2017

Hatters boss Nathan Jones has named several of the club’s top young prospects in his team to kick off the Checkatrade Trophy campaign against Tottenham Hotspur U21s – and we can guarantee that on tonight’s showing, the future will be bright for Luton Town!

At referee Craig Hicks’ request to avoid a clash of navy shorts with our visitors from north London, the Town will be wearing all orange – orange shirt, shorts and socks – in the Southern Group F opener that kicks off at 7.45pm.

In the side that we hope will light up the competition in the same way the club’s talented youngsters did last season are full-backs James Justin and Jack Senior, centre-half Akin Famewo, midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson and new attacking signing from Bournemouth, Harry Cornick.

Also returning to the line-up for the first time this season is last year’s 27-goal top scorer Danny Hylton, while goalkeeper James Shea makes his competitive debut for the club.

On the bench for the first time is 20-year-old keeper Harry Isted, along with youth team players Arthur Read, Jake Peck, Ciaren Jones, Jack James and Michael Shamalo.

The Town line-up is: Shea, Justin, Mullins ©, Famewo, Senior, Bakinson, Cook, Gambin, Cornick, Hylton, Elliot Lee. Subs: McQuoid, Read, Peck, Jones, James, Shamalo, Isted (GK)

SPURS: Austin, Miller, Dinzeyi, Pritchard ©, Loft, Maghoma, Tracey, Bennetts, Duncan, Tanganga, Skipp. Subs: De Bie (GK), Sterling, Roles, Shashova, Eyoma

REFEREE: Craig Hicks

*REMEMBER that if tonight’s game ends in a draw, each team will be awarded one point – but a penalty shoot-out will then take place with the winner being awarded a bonus point.

The shoot-out will then follow the newly-introduced ABBA format rather than the traditional ABAB system. If the scores are level after five penalties the shoot-out will revert to the sudden death method as in previous seasons, still using the ABBA system.


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