3 players who could be targeted by Luton Town in January
Luton Town’s Rob Edwards era kicks off on Saturday with a trip to Middlesbrough emerging as the 39-year-old’s first clash as Hatters boss.
Using the World Cup break to fully assess the squad he has at his disposal, he will also have the January transfer window to address any areas of the pitch that need further depth.
It is not set to be too big of a transfer window for the Hatters this time around but with a new manager at the helm who will have fresh ideas to implement, it will certainly be an interesting one.
Here, are three players that could be considered by the Hatters as the January transfer window nears its opening…
Jon Russell has been frozen out at Huddersfield Town because of an unresolved contract situation, with West Brom now considering a move for the 22-year-old.
Playing an important role in the Terriers side that finished in third place last time out, the Hatters should join the race for him.
A youthful, gritty yet elegant midfield operator, he would ease the load on Henri Lansbury. Standing at 6’4, he also adds height to a rather small Luton midfield.
The Hatters are typically savvy in the transfer market, and a move for Russell would certainly further this claim. Not only would the midfielder be available on a cut-price fee but at 22 years of age, he would arrive with the potential of generating a big fee in the future.
Nathan Jones’ departure will certainly be missed after what was two excellent spells at the club. However, the arrival of Rob Edwards could open up a market that was previously shut off. The loan market.
One of the most exciting prospects progressing through the academy at Chelsea at the moment is left-footed, central defender Bashir Humphreys.
The 19-year-old has captained his side during their Premier League 2 campaign this season, whilst he has also been kept close to the first team.
Progressive in his passing, an excellent reader of the game and tenacious, Humphreys would be a strong addition to the backline that certainly needs adding to.
Sticking to the theme of young centre-backs, Derby County’s Eiran Cashin could be considered by the Hatters in January.
The impressive 20-year-old has amassed regular EFL experience since around this time last year, meaning he has been plying his trade in the Championship and League One.
Another left-footer, Cashin has proven to be a no-nonsense yet composed figure in the Derby backline, with his consistent displays particularly important for a Rams side with several defensive injuries at present.
Derby would likely value the defender rather highly, but when considering his incredibly high ceiling, and the fact that regular football could be achieved straightaway at Kenilworth Road, it may be a risk worth taking.