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The injury crisis at Luton Town continues to mount. Luton Town boss Nathan Jones says he is “pillaged” for making changes

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Aug-16 13:22 first published at 13:22 PM


Harry Cornick was injured and missed Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Preston. Hatters manager Nathan Jones is becoming increasingly frustrated that his squad has already become’stretched’ in only the first month of the season. Last season, Luton Town’s play-off hopes were dashed after they were decimated by injuries that left them without a number of key players, and they were defeated 2-1 over two legs by Huddersfield Town. Although forward Elijah Adebayo is back and leading the line, Town were missing a number of players who would have been in Jones’ first team plans for Saturday’s match against Preston. With Dion Pereira, Henri Lansbury and Carlos Mendes Gomes all picking up knocks in midweek as well, it meant that he had two youngsters in Elliot Thorpe and Louie Watson on the bench, with a lack of real attacking options to call on, as he said: “From Tuesday (when he made 11 changes for the Carabao Cup), I’ve been pillaged for changing the team but we’ve lost five players from the team, literally five players that started the game can’t play this weekend.

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RATINGS: Luton Town 0 Preston North End 1

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Jones isn’t concerned if he never speaks to ex-Hatter Naismith again if the Hatters win at Bristol City.

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Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster reflects on his ‘bittersweet’ Championship debut for Luton Town against Preston.

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The manager of Luton Town has urged referees to do more to improve the flow of ‘bitty’ Championship matches.

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After a difficult start to the season, Campbell understands that Luton must be more clinical in both boxes.

“We lost Harry Cornick in training yesterday (Friday).”

He was fully fit going into the training session, but he felt something during the session, so he was ruled out.

“We’re having a frustrating time because we’ve got big players out at the moment, Harry, Fred (Onyedinma), Alfie Doughty, (Luke) Berry, (Pelly) Ruddock.”

Obviously, Ruddock has been there for a long time, but we’re missing some game changers, some pace, and some athleticism, and that’s what we’re hoping to get back.

They’re big players for us in terms of quality, pace, power, aggression, everything, so I’m sure we’re going to be fine it’s just a frustrating period.“

We’re stretched again and we shouldn’t be stretched on the second week of the normal season, so that’s the frustrating thing for us.”

On whether any of those missing will be available for Luton when they head to Bristol City tonight, Jones added: “We hope so, but we’re taking it day to day.”

What we’re more worried about the minute is anyone else (getting injured), and a lot of stuff is happening at the minute.

“People are finishing games no problems and then I don’t see them for the next game, so it’s a frustrating time for us at the minute which we have to rectify and we will.”

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