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‘Unbelievable work’ – These Luton fans knew just how valuable this summer signing would be and so it has proven

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After convincingly winning promotion to League One at the end of the 2017/18 season, the club really felt that they could be back on their way to the Championship. 

They bounced back from playoff defeat to Blackpool the season before remarkably well and with the pairing of Danny Hylton and James Collins scoring 40 goals between them comfortably won promotion.

Focus now had to turn to surviving in League One and maybe even winning a second consecutive promotion.

Manager Nathan Jones was not about to rest on his laurels either as he tweaked his squad over the summer bringing in just five new signings as not to disrupt the positive energy created in the previous season.

Kazenga Lualua, Andrew Shinnie, Eunan O’Kane and Jorge Grant were among the faces to arrive, either on loan or as free agents, but business kicked off with one of the third tier’s stand-out defenders from the previous season.

This is FLW Rewind, where we take a look back at a big decision made by a club, analyse the initial reaction and document what happened next.

In the previous campaign, Sonny Bradley was part of the Plymouth Argyle side that staged a miraculous post-winter turnaround.

Bottom of the league at the start of December, by the start of April they were in a real playoff scrap after winning 14 out of 21 games and losing just three times.

But, after missing out on the top-six, Bradley decided not to renew his contract with Argyle, choosing to move to Luton instead.

It was a signing that got the fans’ seal of approval as well:

And he has very much continued where he left off.

He is now part of a side who currently sit third in the League One table after a thoroughly impressive opening 20 games.

Bradley has played 19 of those, forming a solid partnership with Matty Pearson at the heart of the Hatters’ defence.

Having scored four goals and five goals per match regularly in recent months, it has largely been the attackers stealing the show at Kenilworth Road.

But with the fifth best defensive record in the league, it is worth remembering just how important those at the back have been as well.


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Article title: ‘Unbelievable work’ – These Luton fans knew just how valuable this summer signing would be and so it has proven

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