Hatters loan Onyemah to Dartford

Mark Onyemah
Mark Onyemah

Hatters defender Mark Onyemah has signed for National League South side Dartford on loan.

The 19-year-old has been snapped up after former Luton full back Danny Fitzsimons, who joined the Darts in the summer, faces up to a year out due to a recurrence of his knee injury that saw him never make a first team appearance while at Kenilworth Road.

Speaking to Kent Online, Dartford boss Tony Burman said: “Danny Fitzsimons has got a knee injury which is probably going to keep him out for a long time. We’re talking a lot of months, possibly the season because he’s got to have an operation.

“It’s a recurrence of a tear in the same knee and that’s when football is sad. It can be devastating for a player when injuries occur.

“We’ve had to add Mark to the squad because of Danny’s injury – we didn’t have a left-back.”

Onyemah is expected to go straight into the team for this weekend’s opener against Hemel Hempstead Town.