There have been some outstanding performers at Kenilworth Road this season, and some not so. But which Luton Town players at risk of losing their place in the squad in the run-in to 2020?
Graeme Jones’ Luton Town have held their own in the Championship so far this season. The Hatters are 18th in the table after 11 games, with a three-point cushion between them and Reading in 22nd.
A 2-0 defeat at Derby before the international break was Luton’s third defeat in their last five league games and their sixth in the league already.
Jones’ team are in danger of falling into a relegation battle very soon. Both Huddersfield and Middlesbrough below them are expected to progress as the season continues, and with Reading appointing a new manager in Mark Bowen, they could also leapfrog Luton in time.
The next coming months are vital for Luton if they want to remain a Championship team for next season, and Jones will likely be mixing his team up to find a winning formula.
Here are two players that will need to impress Jones between now and January to keep their place in the team:
Kazenga Lua Lua
The Congolese winger joined Luton Town from Sunderland in 2018, playing 22 times as his team ran away with the League One title.
He was a rotational player last season but despite that, has already featured eight times for Luton so far this season.
His pace and trickery is an asset to his team, but too often they find him to be inconsistent.
Jones has been using Lua Lua as a substitute recently, and he’ll have to work extra hard to earn a starting spot with James Collins leading the line.
Luton Town along with Queens Park Rangers are the only teams in the Championship not to have kept a clean sheet this season.
Jones’ side have already conceded twenty goals this season and goalkeeper Simon Sluga could come under the spotlight if that rate doesn’t slow down and the mistakes keep happening.
James Shea is the back-up keeper at Luton, and was a key figure in their promotion last season.
Having recently signed a new deal at the club, Shea will be on Sluga’s toes in the coming months as he eyes a return to the first team.