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Luton Town striker shortlisted for League Two award

Danny Hylton has been a big hit at Luton this season. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Danny Hylton has been shortlisted for the League Two player of the Season award.

The 28-year-old has been in superb form since joining on a free transfer from Oxford United in the summer - scoring 19 league goals to propel the Hatters into the play-off spots.

Hylton is one of three players up for the prestigious award, with Doncaster Rovers duo James Coppinger and John Marquis also in the running.

The winner will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday 9 April.

We are amazingly proud of Danny. This is a recognition of a season of high-class work in the way he plays, but also the way he trains every day and the type of character he is as well.

I know I am biased, but I think he’d be a worthy winner because of the way he goes about his work.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Meanwhile, MK Dons and Stevenage have been nominated for the Family Club of the Year award in their respective leagues while Cambridge United's Leon Davies is in the running for the League Two Apprentice of the Year prize which was won by Norwich City's Ben Godfrey in 2016.


Heartache as Luton lose dramatic semi-final

Hylton scored the equaliser for Luton as his side fought back from 2-0 down Credit: PA Images

Luton Town attempted to book their place at Wembley in a dramatic EFL Trophy semi-final.

The Hatters faced League One Oxford United and had a chance to take the lead through Jake Gray after just 4 minutes, but his shot hit the bar.

The sides traded chances throughout the game - there were 40 goal attempts in the 90 minutes.

Oxford took the lead on ten minutes through Phil Edwards, who managed to steer the ball into the net despite being on his backside in the six-yard box.

Pelly Ruddock then deflected in a shot to make it 2-0 to Oxford.

Luton never gave up though and fought back with goals from Isaac Vassell and an equaliser from ex-Oxford player Danny Hylton.

It wasn't enough though as Marvin Johnson scored a late winner to send Oxford through to the final where they'll face Coventry.


Luton Town goalkeeper Walton recalled by Brighton

Christian Walton has been recalled by Brighton. Credit: PA

Luton Town goalkeeper Christian Walton has been recalled by his parent club Brighton and Hove Albion.

The England under-21 international has been a regular for the Hatters this season since joining on loan.

However, Brighton have now decided to bring him back to the AMEX Stadium to cover for an injury to fellow keeper Niki Mäenpää.

Mackail-Smith joins Peterborough United for a third time

Mackail-Smith is back at Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United signed striker Craig Mackail-Smith for a third time.

The 32-year-old has re-joined Posh on loan from League Two side Luton Town for the rest of the season.

He is stuck on 99 goals for Peterborough and will be hoping to bring up his century in his latest spell at the ABAX Stadium.

Mackail-Smith has struggled to break into the Luton team this season, with manager Nathan Jones going for other options up front instead.

I am delighted to have him. I feel as if the squad need one or two older heads and he brings that.

He also has a real passion for this football club, you can't buy that. I feel like Craig has a point to prove.

– Grant McCann, Peterborough United Manager

Meanwhile, 19-year-old striker Freddie Hinds has joined Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.

Stevenage sign Luton Town forward McQuoid on loan

The 27-year-old joined the Hatters in the summer of 2015 following his release by Bournemouth. Credit: PA

Stevenage have signed Josh McQuoid on loan from fellow League Two side Luton Town until the end of the season.

The former Bournemouth player joined The Hatters in June 2015 on a three-year deal, where he's scored seven goals in 43 times appearances.

Boro Manager Darren Sarll believes his new signing will make a big impact at the Lamex Stadium between now and the end of the season.

Josh is an attacking player, a very intelligent player and a player I have admired over the last eight or nine years.

It is really important we bring in the right character as our dressing is a real tight knit environment.

As a player he has won leagues, played in the championship and he is a winner. He will definitely give us a different dimension or point to attack compared to what we have had.

– Darren Sarll, Stevenage manager
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