Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has been talking about the injury that has kept star striker Danny Hylton out of action for the last four matches.
Hylton has a hamstring injury but as Jones clarifies, it isn’t something that has been easy to put a timescale on.
“He’s not torn anything, he hasn’t done anything, it’s just a neural issue which sends nerves into his hamstring, which when we push him, it’s come on a little bit.” Jones told Dunstable today.
“So we’ve just got to build him up and when we’re satisfied he’s ready for the exposure of first team football, then we’ll do that, because yes, we need him now, we want him now, any team in this league would miss Danny Hylton, but we also want him available for the majority of games.”
Hylton was lethal in League Two with James Collins last season, but the pair haven’t managed to find that form in League One. Hylton has been top scorer in consecutive seasons, but has now missed the last four matches. He went off at half time of the 3-2 win over Shrewsbury Town on August 25th.
The Hatters face Charlton Athletic this weekend, with Hylton unlikely to be involved.
It’s an interesting situation with Hylton, the injury isn’t straightforward, but then his League One credentials have yet to be proven.
Throughout his career he’s been a fantastic League Two striker, but hasn’t had a major impact one step above. Is he the League One / Two equivalent of Dwight Gayle? Too good for one level, not quite there for another?