Town boss looking for Luton to get stronger again during upcoming transfer window

Hatters chief not giving too much away over his summer plans

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:14 am
Kal Naismith was one of Luton's signings during the recent transfer window

Luton boss Nathan Jones wasn’t giving anything away over whether he expected it to be a busy transfer window at Kenilworth Road this summer.

The Hatters have a number of players out of contract who they are still yet to make decisions over, while Town have been linked with various players already, including Scott Twine from Swindon Town, who are looking increasingly like they will be relegated to League Two this term.

Jones used the previous window impressively to bring in Elijah Adebayo from Walsall, plus Stoke City's Tom Ince on loan and also acquiring Kal Naismith on a free transfer, who has been a real hit in defence recently.

When asked whether he was expecting plenty of business in the summer, Jones said: “We don’t know.

"We want to strengthen, we want to get better and every window we have gone into, we have come out stronger at this football club, I don’t think there is any exceptions.

"Without naming names, one January we made a fair few signings because we needed to and then the club got promoted quicker than the players we brought in.

"That wasn’t because we weren’t strong, it is just the club moved quickly and that is the good thing, that we moved quite quickly in five years.

"So when you do that, players have to keep up and invariably you have to make sure the recruitment is on point.

"Whether it is busy or not, what we have to make sure is come August, that we are in a better position than we are now.”

The fact that Luton are now safe from relegation in the Championship after beating Watford 1-0 at the weekend didn’t make any different to Jones' plans either, as he insisted that hadn't come into his thinking at all.

The Luton chief added: “We don’t make decisions on whether we’re safe or not and to be honest with you, safety wasn’t our goal this year.

"We are respectful of the league and we knew to establish you’ve got to secure first your position and then move on, but no-one has talked about us as relegation, or they shouldn't have been.

"From pretty much the first month, we had nine points after four games, so on day one when we were second or third, that’s the closest we’ve been to the relegation zone points-wise.

"We’ve not made any decisions on whether we’re safe or not, what we done is we want to finish in a certain position and then along the way, when the time is right, we’ll be talking about planning and recruitment.

"We’ve done that and those things are well in hand.”