Dewsbury-Hall: Luton switch was a no-brainer after chatting to Leicester team-mate James Justin

Midfielder eager to head to Kenilworth Road for the season

By Mike Simmonds
Monday, 26th October 2020, 5:39 pm
Updated Monday, 26th October 2020, 5:42 pm
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in possession during his debut for Luton at the weekend
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in possession during his debut for Luton at the weekend

New Luton midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall revealed that a chat with Leicester City team-mate and ex-Hatters star James Justin made agreeing a season-long loan deal at Kenilworth Road a 'no-brainer.'

The 22-year-old made his Town debut during the 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, showing some fine touches in a new-look midfield, containing Joe Morrell and Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Hatters manager Nathan Jones was going to ask Justin to have a word with Dewsbury-Hall ahead of his deal, but admitted he hadn’t needed to in the end, with the England U21 beating him to the punch, and the Shepshed-born youngster, saying: “I’ve seen how they’ve risen through the leagues and obviously I’m a good friend with JJ, who was at Luton.

"He told me a lot of things about the club and he only had positive things to say.

“He was just like, he has been at the club since he was a kid and how well they’ve treated him, and the style of play is really good for a player like me.

"(He said) The lads as well, the lads and the staff are really, really good, there's no big egos, everybody helps each other out, you see today, everybody was putting their body on the line just to get the three points.

"So when he was telling me that, it was a no-brainer really, I just wanted to get down here as soon as possible and play games.”

Justin himself made a sixth start of the season in the top flight yesterday as the Foxes beat Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates, and on how the 22-year-old has done since moving to the King Power Stadium back in June 2019, Dewsbury-Hall said: “He's a great player.

"He’s come in and shown everyone he's got the quality to play in the Premier League and it's a tough league to come to League One straight to the Premier League.

"He's taken it in his stride and hopefully he can continue that.”