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Luton Town team news: Nathan Jones to make decision on Danny Hylton

Luton Town team news: Nathan Jones to make decision on Danny Hylton

Luton Town will host Milton Keynes Dons at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The Hatters are currently unbeaten in their last five matches and sit top of their group after beating Brighton and Hove Albion’s developmental side in their opening game.

And, as they look to make it two wins from two, boss Nathan Jones has revealed that he will need to make a late decision on whether to risk one of his key players.

The manager has stated that Danny Hylton could be ready to feature for Luton for the first time since their victory over Shrewsbury Town, but admitted he would need to decide whether it is worth the risk to play him.

Speaking to Dunstable Today, Jones said: “It’s whether we want to risk him in it really.

“It’s not too early, he’s trained now for 10, 11 days with us, it’s just about what we want to do moving forward.

“It is a big game at the weekend (against Barnsley), so we need to make sure that we utilise the squad for both of those.

“It’s a tough decision as he’s kind of ready now, we can’t do anymore with him in terms of just building him up, all he’s doing now is adding money in the bank as they say.

“So it could be too early for him tomorrow, or we might just save him for the weekend.”

Kazenga LuaLua could make his first start for the Hatters following his arrival, although the likes of Luke Berry, Lloyd Jones, Marek Stech, Elliot Lee, Dan Potts and Frankie Musonda are all ruled out.

The Verdict:

Luton will be looking to pick up from where they left off when they meet MK Dons on Tuesday night.

It remains to be seen if Jones decides to utilise Hylton in attack, or if he will keep him out and use him for their away trip to Barnsley at the weekend.

However, with the number of players unavailable for the Hatters already, getting a positive result against an equally in-form side could be a difficult task to overcome.

Luton fans – thoughts?

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