Hatters defender Kioso wants to prove himself in League One after agreeing Cobblers switch

Peter Kioso in action during his loan spell at Bolton WanderersPeter Kioso in action during his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers
Peter Kioso in action during his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers
Town full back ready for the step-up in class

Luton defender Peter Kioso wants to prove he is can cut it in League One after agreeing a loan move to Northampton Town until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old, who started out with Dunstable Town before moving to National League side Hartlepool United, was snapped up by Luton after a string of fine displays while at Victoria Park.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He made his full debut for the Hatters in their Carabao Cup defeat to Premier League giants Manchester United this term, before heading to Bolton Wanderers in League Two, where he earned rave reviews during his 14 appearances and three goals.

Kioso returned to Kenilworth Road, and with Town boss Nathan Jones looking to send him out again for more experience, the full back now wants to show he is capable of another step-up in his career, saying: "I'm happy to finally get the deal done.

"For me, a lot of it was about the conversation I had with the gaffer (Keith Curle).

"He spoke about how much he wanted me to come in and I could see how genuine the gaffer was and how much he wanted to help my progression as a player.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"That's important for me and I just felt Northampton was the right place.

"Loans are very important for young players. I'm only 21 and people say I have a long way to go in my career but every year is important to me.

"I don't want to be at a standstill at any point of my career.

"I feel like I need to keep moving forward and keep challenging myself.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"I challenged myself in League Two and played for a great club in Bolton and I felt my performances were good.

"This is the next step in my career and the next challenge and I want to show people I can do what I did in League Two in League One.

"I wanted to test myself again, there's no point getting into football if you're not going to challenge yourself every step of the way.

"I could have stayed in my comfort zone and I could have gone back to League Two and finish the season there, but there was an option for me to come to League One and play for Northampton, which is a great club with good players and a good manager."