Northampton eye move for Championship defender

Northampton Town are trying to sign Luton Town defender Lloyd Jones on loan as reported by Alan Nixon.

Nixon is usually a reliable source of transfer gossip, and he tweeted the story this morning.

Luton boss Graeme Jones admitted yesterday the twenty-four-year-old centre half could be on his way out of Kenilworth Road, either on loan or permanently, before tonight’s transfer deadline and according to Nixon, Sixfields could be his destination.

The former Liverpool trainee, who joined Luton in the January transfer window two years ago, has only featured eight times this season. He’s made only one start in the league and having failed to establish himself during his two years at the club an exit now seems likely.

 

While at Liverpool Jones spent time on loan at Cheltenham, Accrington, Blackpool and Swindon. He also spent time with Plymouth in the second half of last season and currently has sixty-six league appearances to his name.

The Cobblers have signed Mark Marshall, Callum Morton and James Olayinka this month while Billy Waters departed for Newport County on loan until the end of the season.

Manager Keith Curle has made no secret of the fact he would like to strengthen his defensive options, with a centre-back a top priority and it looks like he may well have found his man.


Our View

Jones needs to play at this stage of his career and reading between the lines of Hatters boss Graham Jones comments he feels the Championship is a level too far for him at the moment.

However, he could be an excellent addition for Northampton as they push for a League Two play-off place.

 

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