Striker Lee rated 'touch and go' for trip to Oakwell

Top scorer Elliot Lee has been rated as '˜touch and go' for the Hatters' trip to his former club Barnsley this weekend.

Thursday, 11th October 2018, 3:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th October 2018, 3:29 pm
Hatters striker Elliot Lee

The 23-year-old, who has started all 12 of Town’s League One games so far this season, netting four goals, had to come off before half time during the 3-2 win over Scunthorpe last Saturday with a tight hamstring.

Speaking about his chances of being fit for the trip to the Tykes, where he made just six substitute appearances in a frustrating spell at Oakwell prior to joining Luton, manager Nathan Jones said: “He’s touch and go for the weekend, it’s just a real stiffness and tightness.

“He’s played three games in a week, he puts in big shifts now.

“Elliot’s a different player to when he came to us and the amount of minutes he’s done is probably the biggest amount in the space of a two month period that he’s done

“He’s been key to us, he’s played 90 minutes, he’s started most games, so it’s just been a volume and an accumulation of the distance and the minutes he’s played, the intensity he’s trained and played at, just caught up with him a little bit.

“So it’s touch and go for the weekend, but we’ll assess him a little bit more tomorrow.”