Luton Town – Who should be shown the door?

Dust away those January blues, it’s transfer window month!

In this; my first TFF article, I will be speaking about the players who are currently at Luton Town Football Club who I believe could either be sold or sent out on loan in the January transfer window. I will give my opinions on whether or not they should stay, or go.

First up;

Danny Green.

Green, a signing made by former Town boss John Still, has showed promise in his time so far with the Hatters. On 30th April 2016, Danny suffered a double leg break in a 2-0 away defeat to Northampton Town.

Luton now lack pace on the wing, with Newcastle United player Alex Gillead returning to his parent club just a few days ago. This is where Danny could fit back in. The only worry I have is his lack of match time & therefore lack of match fitness.

Before his leg break, Danny had pace to burn and showed a lot of promise, scoring a brilliant goal in the 2015-2016 season against Barnet. With a double leg break to contend with, and a the age of 28, could this injury have hampered his career progression? Let’s hope not!

Overall – As mentioned, Danny Green is an excellent player. I would like to see a bit more of him towards the end of this current season.

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu

Pelly is another example of a very good player. He is extremely skilful on the ball and can take on any player on the field of play.

One downside to his play, however, is his attitude. Pelly is clearly a very talented player and has the potential to play at a higher level than League Two and even League One in my opinion.

At the age of 23, Pelly is now at a stage in his career where he has the option to progress or to stagnate and stay at this level of football for the rest of his career. No offence to the lad, but he seems disinterested in certain games and is very inconsistent. This could be due to the fact that he is rarely started in games and usually comes off the bench for the last twenty or so minutes of the game.

Overall – Pelly still has the potential to go far. Although he has the skill, he is too inconsistent and would benefit from being sent out on loan to either a fellow League Two or Conference Premier club until the end of the current season.

Olly Lee

Oliver Robert Lee, son of former Newcastle and England midfielder Rob Lee, joined the Hatters in August 2015.

Luton fans have mixed opinions on Olly Lee due to his performances on the pitch. Like Pelly, Olly Lee gives you inconsistent performances. In one match, he will have an excellent game and in another, he will have an extremely poor match. No doubt that stick will be given because of this opinion.

Olly has been playing predominantly in the Central Defensive Midfielder role.

Overall – I believe Olly doesn’t have the capacity to improve as a player. He loses the ball way too often and can sometimes be figured out by opposition players far too easily. I think that Olly should move on this January, on a permanent basis.

Zane Banton

Zane is a young player who hasn’t had much first team experience, albeit a couple of appearances in the Checka…. farce tournament.

From what I’ve seen of him, the lad has great potential. He is quick and has an eye for goal.

Overall – Zane would probably gain valuable match experience out on loan to a league club. I’d like to see this happen during the January transfer window and have him back ready and raring to go at the start of the 2017-2018 campaign.

I hope you have enjoyed my first article for TFF. I welcome any feedback as this is the first time I have ever written an article.

Let me know via Twitter by following me @RobsonOReardon


Feature image credit: Lukeosborne at English Wikipedia




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