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  • Writer's pictureBilly Mulley

Lyle Taylor linked with Luton Town - Should the Hatters pursue a deal for the Nottingham Forest man?

Luton Town have been credited with an interest in a player who has certainly enjoyed matches against the Hatters in the past, with Football League World claiming that Lyle Taylor is on Nathan Jones’ radar.

The report states that Birmingham City and Millwall are also considering a move for the Nottingham Forest forward who has been confined to no minutes of Premier League action thus far this campaign.

Taylor is certainly an intelligent forward whose link-up play and ability to hold the ball up makes him a player who would suit how the Hatters operate.

A player who brings a number of desirable attributes to the table at Championship level, it is no surprise to see him on the radar of several clubs at this stage, but should Luton be one of those sides?

The Hatters recruited extensively to bolster their attacking options in the summer, with the likes of Carlton Morris, Cauley Woodrow and Luke Freeman touching down at Kenilworth Road, and with competition levels as high as they are at present, it would appear that Taylor would not be guaranteed game time.

Of course, the Hatters deservedly receive plenty of plaudits for the way they recruit and conduct business, and they take a rather proactive approach when it comes to transfer periods. With the likely scenario being that Taylor would be considered as an option if the Hatters were to lose any of their forwards during January.

With Carlton Morris only recently signing, and likely to have seen his value soar since the start of the campaign, Harry Cornick and Elijah Adebayo are the two forwards who could attract interest when the New Year comes around.

Another scenario that could create the potential for Taylor to be in consideration at Kenilworth Road is the uncertainty around the injury that Woodrow has picked up. It remains to be seen if the former Barnsley man will have to miss a significant chunk of this campaign.

Luton will likely have lots of names on their radar as the January transfer window edges closer to opening its doors, but ultimately, at this stage, and when considering the strength of the current forward line, there will be better opportunities out there for a player who still has the required abilities to feature regularly in the second tier.

If the scenario changes and a forward is to depart the Bedfordshire club in January, then that could force the Hatters to take an even closer look.

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