Starring role for Spurs loanee Carter-Vickers is no surprise to Luton chief Jones

Hatters boss pleased to be reunited with defender
Cameron Carter-Vickers on the ball against Preston at the weekendCameron Carter-Vickers on the ball against Preston at the weekend
Cameron Carter-Vickers on the ball against Preston at the weekend

Luton boss Nathan Jones wasn't surprised by the high class performance on show from centre half Cameron Carter-Vickers during Town's 1-1 draw with Preston North End on Saturday.

The 22-year-old defender, who moved to Kenilworth Road on loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur in January, impressed from start to finish in what was his eighth appearance for the Hatters.

Jones had actually borrowed Carter-Vickers from Spurs in the summer when he was at Stoke City, the USA international featuring 15 times until falling out of favour under new Potters boss Michael O'Neill.

City's loss is Luton's gain though as on working with him once more, Jones said: "Cam’s is a good athlete, he’s a good defender and I took him at Stoke after the injury to Ryan Shawcross.

“He’s difficult to replace, Shawcross, we went a different route with a different type of defender and Cam has done really well.

“I like Cam, he’s a really good lad, fits into the dressing room quite easily, he's very amiable, hard-working, fit.

"Because he comes from Tottenham he’s had a good education, we know that and any young player I’ve ever taken from Tottenham character-wise has been wonderful.

“Athletically he’s very good so to be honest with you that didn’t surprise me.

"But we have a lot of good defenders, Martin Cranie and four real good centre-halves here, two that obviously I left, but we have good competition."