Hatters hand debuts to Connolly and Wilkinson

Luke Wilkinson
Luke Wilkinson

Hatters handed debuts to summer signings Paul Connolly and Luke Wilkinson for their League Two opener at Carlisle United this afternoon.

Midfielder Andy Drury also started on his second spell at the club, while Alex Lacey was handed a role in midfield as was Matt Robinson.

Hosts Carlisle gave starts to new signings Danny Grainger, Billy Paynter and Gary Dicker, while last season’s top scorer David Amoo was fit after shaking off an ankle injury.

Carlisle: Mark Gillespie, Danny Grainger, Matty Robson, Alex Marrow, David Amoo, Billy Paynter, Gary Dicker, Courtney Meppen-Walter, Brad Potts, David Symington, Sean O’Hanlon (C).

Subs: Anthony Sweeney, Danny Kearns, Paul Thirwell, Patrick Brough, Dan Hanford (GK), Kyle Dempsey, Stephen Elliott.

Hatters: Mark Tyler, Paul Connolly, Scott Griffiths, Steve McNulty (C), Luke Wilkinson, Alex Lacey, Andy Drury, Matt Robinson, Jake Howells, Paul Benson, Mark Cullen.

Subs: Elliot Justham, Fraser Franks, Alex Wall, Luke Rooney, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, Luke Guttridge, Jim Stevenson.