Nathan Jones is ready for a summer filled with recruitment ahead of 2022/23 season
Luton’s hopes of promotion for next season ended last night, Monday 16 May 2022, after Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes was able to net the winning goal in the 82nd minute.
The first leg of the Championship semi-final play off saw a 1-1 draw in Luton but Nathan Jones’ squad were unable to score in the second leg away.
Following his side’s failure to reach promotion, Jones labelled the Huddersfield fans ‘an absolute disgrace’ for the way they acted after the final whistle.
Speaking to the press after the match, Jones said: “Their fans were an absolute disgrace. I don’t know why the stewards turned up. Some idiots didn’t paint Huddersfield as a good club. You’ve won, go and celebrate with your players. Instead, they were more concerned with making obscene gestures at us.”
With the next transfer window looming, Jones has vowed to spice up the competition in a bid to try for promotion again next season.
Take a look at the latest transfer stories from the Championship, including Luton Town and a number of their second tier rivals
1. Peterborough set to lose Premier League loan man
Bali Mumba has spent the second half of this season with Peterborough after struggling for game time with soon-to-be relegated Norwich City. However, he has since spoken of his ‘learning curve’ with Peterborough and is hopeful that this will send him straight into the Canaries first-team in the 2022/23 season (Norfolk Live, Norwich City Website)
2. Rotherham keen on former Preston North End star
Preston recently announced that Tom Barkhuizen’s contract would not be renewed going into next season. Rotherham are now keen to keep the winger in the Championship with Derby County and Bolton Wanderers showing interest in League One. (The Sun)
3. Birmingham City left-back seeks fresh challenge
The Danish defender Kristian Pedersen has turned down an offer that would keep him at Birmingham City and will leave St Andrews at the end of this season as a free agent. (Football Insider)
4. Pompey put everything on the line for Blackburn defender
Portsmouth are ready to spend around £500,000 on 22-year-old Hayden Carter who has made 22 consecutive appearances at Fratton Park following a January loan move. Carter still has two years left on his Rovers contract. (Lancashire Telegraph)