IN PICTURES: The 26 players who have scored 50 goals for Luton Town

Town striker James Collins became the 26th player in the Hatters' lengthy history to score 50 goals for the club when netting against Blackburn recently.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 7:30 am
Town striker James Collins celebrates his 50th goal for Luton at Blackburn recently

The 28-year-old achieved the feat at Ewood Park, heading in Izzy Brown's cross, reaching the milestone in only his 102nd appearance for the club. Below, the Luton News takes a special look at the elusive group Collins has now joined in completing his half century.

Signed by Dally Duncan in 1949, he made his debut in December 1950, beginning in midfield, before moving up front. Spent 15 years at Kenilworth Road and is by and away the club's leading scorer of all time.
Started in Scotland, joining Luton in 1925 as a defender, but was moved up front by Town boss John McCartney, scoring in his first game. Nicknamed 'Ratty' he managed 32 goals in the 1928-29 season.
Signed by David Pleat in 1977, Stein is one of Town's all-time stars, scoring twice as Luton won in the League Cup Final in 1988 famously beating Arsenal 3-2. Won an England cap as well during his time at Kenilworth Road.
Joined Luton in 1916 after he had been caught by police keeping himself fit by training at Kenilworth Road when it was closed. Scored his goals in the Southern League and Football League, winning one England cap too.
Born in Luton, he signed for the Hatters in 1901, before moving on to Leicester Fosse in 1905. Returning to Town two years later, where he passed his century pf goals, leaving for Millwall in 1912.
Signed from Northampton in March 2001 for 50k, he soon became a firm favourite with supporters, his goals helping the club reach the Championship. Last player to reach 100 for Luton, Derby signing him for 1m in July 2006.
Scotsman who signed for Luton Town from Clapton Orient during the 192627 season. A constant on the scoresheet for the Hatters until 1932 when he was sold to Charlton Athletic.
Joined the Hatters from Swindon in 1978, Town paying 110k for him. Became Luton's go-to man from the penalty spot as he barely missed, finishing just six shy of his hundred, returning to Swindon in 1985.
Signed for Luton in December 1984 for 250,000 from Birmingham. Scored a number of important goals for the Hatters, before being sold to Derby in 1990. Came back for a season in 1991 to bag a further 12 more.
Joined Luton in 1934, scoring 10 against Bristol Rovers during April 1936, still a Football League record. Notched 55 goals as Town won the Third Division South, winning one cap for England, before joining Chelsea.
Joined Luton in 1992, scoring over 50 goals before moving to Fulham. Returned to Kenilworth Road via Bristol City in 2002, having another fine season, although opted to head to QPR in 2003.
Left Wales to join Luton in 1922, with his career taking off the following season, scoring four in a 6-1 hammering of Swansea. Was top scorer in the 1924-25 and 26-27 campaigns, leaving the club to play for Luton Amateurs.
Had it not been for World War Two, the Ampthill-born striker could have scored a whole lot more of the Hatters. Still managed 70 in under 100 games, transferred to Chelsea for 8,000 in 1948.
Played in the 1930s, as he was part of a lethal forward partnership with Joe Payne as Town won the Division Three South title in 1937, scoring 17 goals himself.
Signed from Chelsea, he scored 22 goals in 23 games to save Luton from relegation out of Division Three in 1964. Netted 32 in the 65-66 campaign as Middlesbrough paid 18,500 to take him to Teeside.
Spotted playing for his school team by Luton, he signed for the Hatters in 1975 and went on to score 65 times in over 500 games, helping Town secure promotion to the First Division and win the League Cup too.
Joined Luton in 1912, he scored 27 goals during the 1913-14 Southern League Division Two season, as Town won promotion to Division One. Sadly died in World War One, aged just 32.
Joined Luton from Fulham in 1969, he scored 25 league goals in his first campaign, following that up with 24 in the next season. Alerted Newcastle United, who signed him for 180,000, where he became a cult hero.
Left Oxford for Luton in the summer of 2016, became an immediate fans favourite, scoring 27 goals in his first season and 23 the following year as Town won promotion from League Two.
Luton shelled out 8,000 to sign Brown from Blackpool in 1957 as he scored five times in Town's run to the 1959 FA Cup Final. Moved to Portsmouth 1961, although did come back to Kenilworth Road as manager.
Was snapped up from non-league Hinckley United, scoring in his first four games for the club. Went on to bag 30 times in the league as Town won the Conference, earning himself a move to Brentford in June 2014.
Left Bolton for Luton in 1931, scoring 25 goals that season in Division Three South for the Hatters and bagging 18 the following campaign. Departed in 1934 for Bournemouth.
A one club man, he was with Luton for 18 years, signing in 1946, playing centre-forward or wing half until 1964 when he retired aged 38. Town's all-time record appearance holder as well.
Two spells with Luton, his first in August 1991, signing from Spurs for 275,000. Left for Sunderland in 1993, but was back in 1997, scoring 11 goals in the 1999-2000 campaign, then heading to Burnley.
Turned professional with Luton and scored 24 goals as Town won the Division Four title in 1968. Moved to Aston Villa in July 1969 for a fee of 100,000.
Town's latest player to his half century, the striker joined from Crawley in the summer of 2017. Scored 25 times last term as Luton won the League One title. Netted five in the Championship so far too.