Hatters boss Nathan Jones may well send out some more of his talented youngsters over the next few weeks in order to get them some much-needed game time.
U18s striker Connor Tomlinson and midfielder Drew Richardson have headed to Hemel Hempstead and Bognor Regis Town respectively, as Jones admitted more may follow.
He said: “It’s about balance, ones that we feel really need it now and without leaving yourself exposed at youth team level.
"We’ve still got a games programme and we still have others to continue their development, whereas if they’re playing in a weakened side against a far stronger side, it doesn’t necessarily test them.
“So there’s a real balance to it.
"We’ve got four, five months now to really gauge a lot of them.
"Some might go out, Connor might return and someone else might go out, but they need that test.”