Jarvis feels like he’s adjusting to life as a pro with Luton

Hatters striker Aaron Jarvis during the Checkatrade Trophy win over West Ham U21s
Hatters striker Aaron Jarvis during the Checkatrade Trophy win over West Ham U21s

Town striker Aaron Jarvis is confident he is starting to get to grips with life as a professional footballer these days.

The 19-year-old was plucked from non-league Basingstoke Town by the Hatters in August and has made two starts in the Checkatrade Trophy, netting his first goal in last week’s 4-0 win over West Ham United U21s.

“It’s a different lifestyle completely, but it’s good.”

Aaron Jarvis

On his time with the club so far, Jarvis said: “It’s a much higher intensity of course, but I feel like I’ve settled in well and adjusted to the intensity and am getting used to it now.

“It’s a different lifestyle completely, but it’s good.”

It appears manager Nathan Jones has been impressed with just how the teenager has got on since arriving too, as Jarvis continued: “I’ve spoken to him and he seems happy with my progress.

“I’ve just got to keep working hard and hopefully I’ll get a chance in the future.”

Town’s squad has a number of experienced strikers, like James Collins and Danny Hylton to help Jarvis as he takes his first steps as a pro.

On the duo’s help, he said: “Anyone can score in our team, so I’ve just got to keep learning off them, training, working hard.”

Meanwhile, the club’s chief recruitment officer Mick Harford knows a 
thing or two about scoring goals as well, having netted 92 times in 217 matches for the Hatters, as Jarvis added: “I look up to him and in training I’m always asking him for little tips that he can help with me with.

“He’s a good guy and has got a lot of knowledge too.”