Town chief explains why Foxes midfielder Dewsbury-Hall is yet to feature

Youngster had to wait for coronavirus test to come back negative
On-loan Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall warms up at the New DenOn-loan Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall warms up at the New Den
On-loan Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall warms up at the New Den

Luton boss Nathan Jones has explained just why transfer deadline day loan signing from Leicester City Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall hasn’t featured for the Hatters yet.

The 22-year-old moved to Kenilworth Road last Friday, although his addition was too late to be included in the 2-0 defeat against Stoke City at the weekend.

It was thought that he might have been in the squad to face Millwall last night, but although being involved in the warm-up, didn't make the final 18.

After a second successive 2-0 reverse, Jones admitted that having the wait for a coronavirus test to come back negative put paid to any plans to include the highly-rated Foxes youngster.

He said: “He hadn't trained as we had to wait for a test.

“We had him in late on Friday, so he watched the game on Saturday, expected to train Sunday, Monday then we had to give him a test because of certain stuff.

"It was negative, then we could put him in.

“Honestly the stuff goes on behind, people will question it, ‘where’s he? Where’s he?

"The stuff that goes on behind the scenes now is really difficult, so people have to bear with you now throughout.”