Doyle and Smith return to face Cobblers

Nathan Doyle
Nathan Doyle

Midfielder Nathan Doyle made his long-awaited return to the Luton first team for their League Two trip to Northampton Town this afternoon.

The 28-year-old has been missing since picking up a knee injury against York City on February 10, while Jonathan Smith was back in after missing the last three games too.

Aston Villa loanee Lewis Kinsella came in at left back, with Mark Cullen and Alex Lawlesboth starting, with Elliot Lee, Jake Howells and Fraser Franks all injured, while Luke Guttridge and Cameron McGeehan dropped to the bench.

Striker Ricky Miller was also among the substitutes after recovering from injury, alongside winger Ryan Hall.

Cobblers: Matt Duke, Brendon Moloney, Lee Collins (C), John-Joe O’Toole, James Gray, Lawson D’Ath, Jason Taylor, Joel Byrom, Ricky Holmes, Tom Newey, Ryan Creswell.

Subs not used: Darren Carter, Chris Hackett, Zander Diamond, Ivan Toney, Sam Warburton, Danny Clifton, Shwan Jalal.

Hatters: Elliot Justham, Michael Harriman, Lewis Kinsella, Steve McNulty, Luke Wilkinson, Nathan Doyle, Jonathan Smith, Andy Drury, Alex Lawless, Mark Cullen, Paul Benson.

Subs not used: Alex Lacey, Jayden Stockley, Ricky Miller, Luke Guttridge, Ryan Hall, Liam Gooch, Cameron McGeehan.

Referee: Graham Scott.