Hatters to scrutinise injury records before future signings are made

Luton boss Nathan Jones
Luton boss Nathan Jones

Hatters boss Nathan Jones admitted that a greater scrutiny will be placed on thoroughly checking a player’s injury record before agreeing to sign them for Luton in the future.

Since taking over at Kenilworth Road Jones has been without the services of Nathan Doyle due to a knee injury, while Josh McQuoid and Jake Howells have undergone operations as well.

“What we won’t be doing is signing people with injury records, we won’t really do that.”

Nathan Jones

The Town chief admitted today that both Ryan Hall and Scott Griffiths are also unavailable due to injury, as he said: “It seems like we’ve picked up a lot of knee injuries and little injuries but I think these were actually by-products of before I actually got here.

“These are injuries that they’ve been carrying and we’re just getting them sorted now.

“It’s unfortunate but that’s football and it’s difficult to prevent injuries happening if people get injured with the intensity that we train at, but what we won’t be doing is signing people with injury records, we won’t really do that.

“We’ll look for athletes, look for players that really want to play and have a consistency of games.

“It’s no-one’s fault, Scotts a good trainer, Hally’s a good trainer and when they do stuff, they’ve just picked up injuries.

“We’d like to invent a surefire formula that we don’t ever get these injuries, or that we don’t ever have to have footballers with injuries

“As long as they look after themselves and so on, it’s manageable. But at the minutes it seems like I’ve just inherited a few that have had niggling injuries, which is a little bit frustrating, but part and parcel of football.”