UPDATED: Town close in on defensive loan captures

Forward-thinking Hatters are set to bolster their ranks by bringing in a couple of defensive players on loan, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th November 2013, 2:50 pm
Chester v Luton Town. Photos by Liam  Smith. wk 47.
Chester v Luton Town. Photos by Liam Smith. wk 47.

With a number of defenders struggling with knocks and the busy Christmas period fast approaching cautious Town chief John Still is looking to avert any problems before they arise.

Centre-halves Alex Lacey, Steve McNulty, Andy Parry and Anthony Charles are all either carrying knocks or have struggled with injury this year.

Town are also light for cover in the full-back berths, with Scott Griffiths the only senior out-and-out left-back at the club, while skipper and right-back, Ronnie Henry, underwent a double hernia operation in the summer and has missed a couple of games this season whilst bearing a heavy workload.

Still said: “We are in the process of a couple of loans coming in just to make sure we don’t encounter any problems during the course of this month when you can’t do anything.

“So as we talk we expect to bring in a couple of defensive additions we hope to be able to cover.

“They’re not done yet, they’re agreed, but it would be unfair to say because things can still change. But we are looking to cover one or two things.”

And Still also admitted Luton are keen to get a couple of their own players out on loan too.

He added: “We wouldn’t mind a couple of loans going out where we would feel it would benefit the individual, but once again, although that’s been discussed and looks like it’s going to happen, until it happens it would be unfair for me to say who they would be.

“But a couple in, a couple out, maybe.”