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Bradley and Clark in: Luton Town’s strongest XI now the transfer window is shut – Do you agree?



Luton Town sit comfortably in mid-table after five games of this Championship campaign.

The Hatters began the season with a convincing 3-0 victory over Peterborough United, before a 3-2 defeat at The Hawthorns the week after.

A 1-0 away win at Barnsley followed, but a crashing 5-0 defeat at home to Birmingham City made it six points from four.

Last Saturday, the Bedfordshire club played out a goalless draw at Kenilworth Road against Sheffield United, and a strong second half performance, they will unable to claim all three points.

Nathan Jones has implemented a few different formations and tactics early on in this campaign, switching between appearing with a flat four and a five-at-the-back formation.

No late deadline day additions means that Luton finish the summer with eight new arrivals, all of whom have already played a part in this Championship season.

Here, we take a look at the strongest Luton Town XI using Build Lineup, that the Hatters could field now that deadline day has passed…

Simon Sluga has been Luton’s number 1 choice ever since he made his move to HNK Rijeka in the summer of 2019.

Deadline day did see Luton’s Peter Kioso depart for some more consistent game time, meaning James Bree is seemingly the sole choice at present.

Reece Burke, who started his first Championship game for The Hatters on Saturday, performing excellently to keep a clean sheet.

Who plays next to Burke is what Nathan Jones is paid his wage for. Tom Lockyer enjoyed a great start to the season last time out, but with the 48-year-old having two left-footed options in Sonny Bradley and Kal Naismith, one of the two will likely be given the nod.

Naismith has made more interceptions than any other player in the Championship thus far this season, however, the return of Bradley’s aerial presence may just about pip a starting place.

Amari’i Bell has also looked impressive since joining The Hatters in the summer and should continue operating at left-back.

Luton enjoyed great success on the opening day of the season in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Gabe Osho and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu giving Jones athletic options in the deeper midfield role, but should Henri Lansbury return to full fitness, the former Arsenal man could force himself into the side.

Harry Cornick and Fred Onyedinma seem set to start, should Luton deploy this formation, whilst Jordan Clark is likely to return to action, after suffering a nasty injury to his head against West Brom.

Elijah Adebayo should lead the line for Luton, but with a fully fit Cameron Jerome, it would be a very difficult decision to make.

Luton return to league duty a week Saturday when they travel to Blackburn Rovers.

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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Article title: Bradley and Clark in: Luton Town’s strongest XI now the transfer window is shut – Do you agree?

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