3 things we could see now the January transfer window has shut
January proved to be a relatively quiet month for us, well on the transfer front at least.
Deadline Day did liven up for us Hatters fans, with a number of links emerging on Monday, however, we ended the month with one new arrival in Jed Steer.
There were two first-team outgoings on Deadline Day too, with Glen Rea heading on a temporary spell with Wigan Athletic, whilst Simon Sluga secured a permanent move to Ludogorets.
Now that January is over, we take a look at three things we could see now the window is shut…
The return of the deadly duo
Elijah Adebayo and Harry Cornick were in tremendous form from September into late November, with the latter’s injury preventing the partnership from continuing into the winter period.
Cornick is now back and firing whilst Adebayo is getting back to full fitness, with the prospect of them starting together again an exciting one for us.
Adebayo’s physicality and ability to link up with his attacking personnel, combined with Cornick’s pace and relentlessness, make the pair frightening and they could both be handed starts against Cambridge United at the weekend.
Use of the free market
The transfer window may be closed but we could still recruit using the free-agent market.
Nathan Jones confirmed to Luton Today that we could delve into the free market as we are one short of the 25-man squad we are allowed to possess.
Jones also revealed that he would have liked a left-footed midfielder during January, hence the links with Luke Freeman, whilst a left wing-back is an area that could be bolstered.
The likes of Brandon Mason, Robert Snodgrass, and even Jack Wilshere remain without clubs moving into the start of this month.
Another option would be Tristan Nydam, with the former Ipswich Town man operating as a midfielder or a central midfielder and is an exciting prospect at 22 years of age.
A first team chance for Elliot Thorpe
There remains to be a lot of excitement around Elliot Thorpe and what he could bring to our midfield at first team level.
However, our strong options in midfield has made it difficult for the 21-year-old to breakthrough thus far.
Jones admitted that Thorpe could see more opportunities as the season progresses, with his action thus far limited to development football.
Thorpe’s marauding runs from midfield and quality in the final third have caught the attention when videos surface from development games, and it will be interesting to see what the immediate future looks like for the 21-year-old.