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2 Luton Town transfer dilemmas that are looming over the club right now as 31st August creeps closer

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Luton Town suffered their first home defeat of the season on Saturday, after an emphatic 5-0 defeat against Birmingham City. 

The Hatters started the campaign with two wins against Peterborough United and Barnsley, and a narrow loss against newly-relegated side West Brom. 

Although the defeat against The Blues was seemingly more of a freak result rather than an indication to panic, it highlighted that there may be another area Luton still need to recruit in. 

Luton host Sheffield United on Saturday and will be hoping to bounce straight back after the bizarre events that occurred during the contest against the Midlands club.

The transfer window shuts a week today, and here, we take a look at two transfer dilemmas that Jones still has on his hands…

Central defensive issue 

Defending set-pieces and crosses into the area has been a clear cause for concern for The Hatters thus far, and with so many defenders injured, recruiting another centre-back may be on the cards. 

Luton started the first game of the season with what was perceived to be their fourth and fifth choice centre-backs, with the return of Tom Lockyer, providing a little bit of relief. 

Sonny Bradley and Reece Burke remain sidelined at present, and there is no real indication as to when they may be fit enough to return. Dan Potts, who can also operate as a left-sided defender in a back three, is also injured. 

Jones has never been keen on loan players, but adding another centre-back on a temporary basis could be necessary. 

Danny Hylton 

Danny Hylton has been an excellent servant at Luton, helping The Hatters to two promotions thus far in his Town career. 

However, he has struggled to adapt to the Championship and appears to have little left to offer in the second-tier.

Hylton has not played enough football in recent years to determine what level of football he would best suit, but with Elijah Adebayo, Cameron Jerome, and Admiral Muskwe now at the club, it seems that his future may lie elsewhere. 

The forward signed a new two-year contract with Luton in the summer of last year, however, a departure, whether it be permanent or temporary, looks the most likely option. 

Quiz: Have Luton Town won or lost more against each of these 25 English teams?

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Have Luton won more or lost more against Brentford?


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