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The Luton Town dilemmas facing Nathan Jones ahead of Huddersfield play-off clash tonight

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Luton Town have enjoyed an incredible season with the Hatters earning the fourth and final play-off spot on the last day of the regular Championship campaign. 

Like this evening’s opponents, Huddersfield Town, they have defied the odds to reach the play-offs, with both clubs looking to add an extra chapter to their impressive stories. 

With lots of questions surrounding how both managers might approach the tie, it appears difficult to split the two sides. 

Here, we take a look at three dilemmas facing Nathan Jones ahead of tonight’s clash…

Elijah Adebayo inclusion 

Whether Elijah Adebayo starts, or is even included in the 18-man squad, remains to be seen, with the Luton talisman undergoing freezing cryotherapy treatment to speed up his recovery. 

The 24-year-old has not been available since April the 23rd, coming off right at the last in a 1-1 draw against Blackpool. 

Luton still possess strong enough options in Cameron Jerome and Harry Cornick in his absence, however, Adebayo adds an extra dimension and an additional threat. 

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Attacking midfield position

The Hatters have been operating in the same 3-5-2 system for much of the campaign, with a more attack-inclined midfield deployed in front of a deeper two. 

Jordan Clark returned and did that job to near perfection against Reading at the weekend, whereas Robert Snodgrass is another excellent option for Jones to have at his disposal. 

Clark lacks minutes at the moment but his run out against Reading would have boosted his fitness massively, with the 28-year-old a classy operator. 

Jones’ approach 

Luton have proven to be excellent at home against the top teams in the division this season, ending the campaign without a home defeat against any of the top 10. 

On the flip side of thins, the Hatters did not pick up a victory away from home against any of the teams in the top eight, placing more importance on this home fixture. 

This could result in Jones targeting this first game as one where they need to be more aggressive and forward-thinking but of course, this does not have to be the case. 


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