Hatters chief aware his side need to learn to win without Hylton

Luton striker Danny Hylton

Luton striker Danny Hylton

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Luton boss Nathan Jones knows his side need to learn how to start winning without leading scorer Danny Hylton.

The 27-year-old has missed two games through suspension this season, with Hatters only picking up two points in his absence against Hartlepool and Mansfield.

He’s great to play with, he’s non-stop, a bit of a maverick, but him and Jack (Marriott) have formed a decent relationship.

Cameron McGeehan

Town were indebted to a late equaliser from Cameron McGeehan at the weekend to force a draw with the Stags and although Hylton is back for the trip to Notts County on Saturday, Jones said: “We missed Hylts and we’ve picked up two points since he’s been out as we lack his focal point – so we’re going to have to make sure he’s not picking up these suspensions regularly because they can be costly.

“We’ve got a big game coming up, we’ll have a full squad, (Josh) McQuoid will be back, both James Justin and Jack Senior are back, so it’s a big week leading up and we’re looking forward to the game.”

Midfielder Cameron McGeehan, who joined Hylton on eight goals for the campaign with Saturday’s strike, said: “Hylts is a top man off the pitch, he’s a great guy to have around, he’s a laugh, the lads all love him, the gaffer loves him, but on the pitch as well, he brings that energy.

“He’s scored goals this season and I know from playing against him over the years that he’s a good player.

“I’m surprised he’s not playing higher but he’s a really good player. He’s great to play with, he’s non-stop, a bit of a maverick, but him and Jack [Marriott] have formed a decent relationship and hopefully when Hylts comes back in the team he keeps on that goal trail.

“We’re pushing each other, he’s scoring, I’m scoring so it’s nice as well.”