Hatters playing the waiting game over Thomas

Wayne Thomas
Wayne Thomas

Hatters are still in the dark as to whether they can pick new signing Wayne Thomas for tomorrow nights Blue Square Bet Premier trip to Dartford, writes Mike Simmonds.

The 33-year-old moved to Kenilworth Road from Greek side Veroia on Monday, but international clearance prevented him from making his debut against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

It still hadn’t come through when manager Paul Buckle held his pre-match press conference this afternoon as he said: “Not yet, that’s frustrating. The boy’s here have been trying hard to do it, Kevan (Platt, club secretary) back at the club.

“He’s trained again with us and we’re waiting. we’ll wait right up until tomorrow.”
Buckle insisted it won’t affect his preparations though as he continued: “It’s not to the detriment of the team and won’t compromise our shape.

“If it hasn’t come through by today, he’s not going to be starting. If it comes through tonight or tomorrow, he’ll be on the bench, that will always be the case.”

The boss was hopeful over a return for defender Simon Ainge though who needed stitches in his foot following an injury while on England C duty last Wednesday, adding: “Ainge’s cut on his foot is healing up so we’re hopeful he’ll be involved in the squad tomorrow night.”

For all the latest Luton Town FC news, reports, stats, player profiles, live match updates, MOM poll, prediction table and a complete fixture list, visit our Hatters Microsite.