On-loan Luton striker Nombe faces an uncertain future with MK Dons

Forward could be released by his parent club this summer

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:33 am
Luton striker Sam Nombe in action against Middlesbrough recently

On-loan Luton striker Sam Nombe faces an uncertain future at his parent club MK Dons.

The 22-year-old moved to Kenilworth Road in the October transfer window, joining on loan with the 'intent and option for a permanent transfer'.

However, Nombe never really got going during his stint with the Hatters, making just one start in the Championship, taken off at half time against Barnsley, with 11 other substitute appearances.

He also began the 1-0 FA Cup win over Reading, but was restricted to just 253 minutes of football in total, failing to score as well.

Manager Nathan Jones was publicly critical of Nombe's approach in training back in March, saying the forward needed to 'do more' if he wanted to be a success at Luton, while he wasn't even on the bench for the season finale at QPR on Saturday.

Nombe, who has played 46 times for MK Dons, scoring six goals, still has a year left on his contract at Stadium MK, but speaking to the MK Citizen about both Nombe and Hiram Boateng who won promotion with Cambridge at the weekend, Dons boss Russell Martin said: "I don't think their position here really changes, being completely honest.

"We'll have a sit down with them but long term, I don't see them as part of the current team or squad in terms of fit.

"They're both great lads, both really good players and can contribute to teams as Hiram has done this season.

"Certain people fit certain styles and systems, but football is about timing.

"Hiram has had a great season at Cambridge, and has done brilliantly.

"Sam has had a frustrating one at Luton. They're both great guys who we'll be rooting for."