Former Hornet James reflects on his Luton love affair

Lifelong Hatters fans David James had admitted he would love to one day go into management as he continues to learn his trade at Kenilworth Road, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20th February 2014, 8:00 am
Luton Town v West Ham United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 45.
Luton Town v West Ham United. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 45.

The former England keeper joined up with Town on a voluntary basis in October as he works towards his coaching A licence.

And while he admits the ‘dream’ was always to play for Luton, he’s enjoying the opportunity to develop his skills under boss John Still.

He said: “The dream was playing. I seem to remember coming down with Watford to play an U15s or U14s game on the plastic pitch and Luton didn’t have a keeper so I went in goal for them.

“That’s the closest I got to playing here. I’d say it was a dream of playing one day, but it might be a little bit behind me now.”

The 43-year-old keeper, who played 53 times for England has finally got the chance to see Luton this season having not seen them live since their 1989 3-1 League Cup final defeat to Nottingham Forest.

For a full double page feature see the Luton News/Dunstable Gazette.