Luton to keep tabs on Rangers attacker Babalola

Hatters academy boss keen to see how he gets on for the Beach Boys

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 9:00 am
Luton Town are keeping tabs on Concord Rangers striker Temi Babalola

Luton are continuing to keep their eye on National League South side Concord Rangers’ teenage striker Temi Babalola.

The 19-year-old 6ft 4in Nigerian forward featured for the club’s U21s side in a friendly at National League South side Slough Town earlier this season, the Hatters held to a goalless draw.

He has since returned to the Beach Boys, scoring twice in eight appearances so far this term, with Rangers reaching the FA Cup first round recently, losing 5-4 on penalties to League Two side Stevenage.

Babalola signed for Concord in February on a dual registration with Brentwood Town after spells at Woodford Town, Brentwood FC and Romford FC, as Luton Academy & Development manager Andy Awford said: “We had him in earlier in the season and had a little look and at the moment he’s getting regular football for Concord Rangers.

“So we’ll continue to monitor him for them, although that itself is a bit difficult trying to get people into games, it’s not simple (during the coronavirus pandemic).

“Your recruitment process, going to watch players for non-league clubs that sometimes have different protocols to others, it’s really difficult.

“The whole process is totally different, but we’ll continue to try and monitor the ones that we’ve got our eyes on and any new ones as best we can.”

Speaking about the striker in September, Town boss Nathan Jones had said: “We had a look at him, he’s in and around our environment.

"Little by little, we want to strengthen the U21 group.”