Nathan Jones’ arrival at Luton Town is set to see Leeds United loanee Eunan O’Kane face an uncertain future.
Football Insider were amongst the first to break the news that Jones was in advanced talks with Luton to take charge for a second time during his managerial career. That news has now been confirmed by the Championship relegation strugglers, with Jones arriving to take over in time for a potential return to the 2019/20 season.
The Welshman’s arrival could see O’Kane’s future at the club grow uncertain, having been signed in January on an 18-month loan by former boss Graeme Jones. The Republic of Ireland international was looking to reignite his career on loan with Luton, although it remains unclear if he will feature regularly under the Hatters’ new boss.
A source close to Football Insider representing Leeds said that the Yorkshire club are not expecting O’Kane to return before the end of his deal.
The midfielder, who suffered a double leg fracture in October 2018, has not played a competitive game since, meaning an absence of 20 months from football, and it seemd likely that Nathan Jones would opt for those players who have featured regularly this season, leaving O’Kane potentially without game-time for another few months.
Having suffered an injury of such magnitude, it is hard for any player to get themselves back up to speed, and the 29-year-old may be better sitting down with Jones as soon as possible to discuss his first team chances at Kenilworth Road – something which could also have a bearing on his future at promotion-chasing Leeds.
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