Jones wants Town forward Hylton to have a 'more fluent' season next term

Striker will miss final clash at QPR

Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:33 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:34 am
Town striker Danny Hylton

Luton boss Nathan Jones wants striker Danny Hylton to enjoy more of a ‘fluent season’ next term.

The 32-year-old has only made 16 Championship appearances this campaign, with just six starts, and hasn't featured for the Hatters since the 3-0 defeat at Stoke City on February 20 due to an injury.

He won’t be available for the final match of the season at QPR this weekend, as although the former Oxford frontman does have another year left on his contract at Kenilworth Road, when asked about the striker, who has 58 goals in 148 matches for the Hatters, but is yet to score since March 2019, Jones said: “Hylts has had a little set-back, so we’ve just taken him out.

“There’s no point putting him through anything now, we want Hylts to have a good pre-season in whatever way, shape or form and then for him to have more of a fluent season because that’s what he hasn’t really, especially after Christmas.”

There was better news on midfielder Luke Berry though, who has missed Town’s last four matches, as Jones added: “He just picked up an injury the other day in the warm up (against Reading) and had to pull out.

"He's back training, so he’s in contention for the weekend.”