Opinion: Luton Town should look to solve goalkeeping conundrum with Chelsea starlet | OneFootball
Opinion: Luton Town should look to solve goalkeeping conundrum with Chelsea starlet
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With Jed Steer and Matt Ingram heading back to the respective parent clubs, it appears that the goalkeeping department is an area of the pitch that Luton Town will be prioritising this summer.
The Hatters, who narrowly missed out on progressing through to the Championship play-off final, will be targeting another campaign of progression, that is despite setting the bar incredibly high.
As per a Football Insider report, Nathan Jones’ side are interested in agreeing a permanent deal for Hull City’s Ingram, who served as the Bedfordshire club’s emergency loan goalkeeper during the latter stages of the normal season and in the play-offs.
The report states that Preston North End will provide Luton with competition for the shot-stopper’s services, with the Tigers also being keen to hold on to him.
One alternate route the Hatters could be looking to go down is the loan route, and whilst Jones is more reluctant than most when it comes to dipping into the temporary market, this kind of scenario might be the appropriate situation for the Welshman to scan the higher division.
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One player that immediately stands out as a candidate who is ready for the rigours of Championship football is Chelsea’s Jamie Cumming.
Starting the season with Gillingham, his consistently starring performances earned him a move to the top of the division with MK Dons.
Continuing to impress with the Buckinghamshire club, the natural next step for the exciting 22-year-old would be England’s second-tier.
Proving to possess excellent reflexes and vernal shot-stopping abilities, he is also an extremely composed figure who meets the modern-day technical demands of the position.
Playing in a side at MK Dons who look to build from the back, Cumming is someone who deals with the high press very well, with his excellent range of passing going some way to help that.
Luton’s current number one is currently out injured with a serious knee injury meaning that the inexperienced Harry Isted is currently the only senior option in the club’s ranks.
A temporary move for Cumming would make sense, especially when considering the fact that Shea is likely to return as next season progresses.
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