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Town Again Watch Howells
Town Again Watch Howells
Friday, 13th Jan 2012 08:41

Town were amongst a number of clubs at Kenilworth Road to watch Luton’s Jake Howells in action as the Hatters beat Stockport 1-0 on Tuesday. The 20-year-old left-back or left midfielder is a player the Blues have been monitoring since last season with Charlton and Peterborough also understood to be interested.

After a spell as a youngster at Watford, Hemel Hempstead-born Howells progressed through the ranks at Luton and is contracted to the Hatters until the summer of 2012.

The 20-year-old has made 113 starts and 39 sub appearances, scoring 14 goals, since making his Hatters first team bow in May 2008.

In addition to three Wales U21 caps, Howells has also made four England C (non-league national side) appearances, scoring one goal.

Meanwhile, Blues boss Paul Jewell may be interested to see that his former Wigan winger David Cotterill has been released by Swansea.

Wales international Cotterill, 24, began his career at Bristol City, Jewell taking him to the Latics for £2 million in August 2006. He joined the Swans from Sheffield United for £600,000 in January 2010.

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bigolconnor added 08:48 - Jan 13
We have two good wingers in Martin and Carson but back-up might be worthwhile. And you can't loan a released player. Jewell obviously liked him a lot before.

PimsOclock added 08:59 - Jan 13
Doesn't look like a CB or RB to me!!

MrCool added 09:07 - Jan 13
Defenders please!!!!!!

DunstableBlue added 09:10 - Jan 13

No offence to the lad, this is not the class of player we should be linked with.

blueherts added 09:24 - Jan 13
Not a bad player - seen him afew times - we do have Carson , Cresswell and Whight but another leftie - prefer a RB

DunstableBlue added 09:27 - Jan 13

Agree Blueherts, what i am saying he is no better than what we already have.

It is not a step forward, should be looking to improve.

buryblue77 added 09:31 - Jan 13
Dunstable, we can't win can we? People are always saying we need to be looking in the lower leagues for up and coming young player, then when we do get linked some people then say he's not the class of player we need, what do you want? more Premier League has beens to drian more of the clubs money in wages and not look anywhere near the player we thought they'd be?
The only thing I will say negative is that he's not the position we need to be linked with at the moment as those prioritis are clearly our defence.

buryblue77 added 09:33 - Jan 13
*The above post was typed out too quickly so the errors are typos, not spelling mistakes before I get abuse about that!

MattinLondon added 09:39 - Jan 13
He might be a good young left sided player. But we do have Carson and josh whright

TractorRoyNo1 added 09:51 - Jan 13
we have cresswell, we have kennedy for cover, we are giving away O'Conner who is a good prospoect - surely PJ you need a RIGHT BACK not another left back

DunstableBlue added 10:53 - Jan 13

Bury, what i am saying that he is no better than we already have and do we really need another left sider. I am all for improving and having faith in youngsters but not so sure of this one,

I do not want to get players in on panic they must be the right ones for the club and the future.

irishtim added 11:10 - Jan 13
RB & CB urgently please. U knew this a year ago pj but still same problem sort it cause if we lose 2mor its curtains for u.

buryblue77 added 11:31 - Jan 13
Dunstable, we may not know if he's any better than we already have he could be a real gem he's still only young but I can see the angle you're coming from. I thought it was great in the summer when we were signing big(ish) name players of the likes of Sonko, Bowyer and Chopra etc but none of them have really shone so looking in the lower leagues for some hungry young talent is the right thing to do. What we certainly don't need to be doing is panic buying (maybe St Ledger could have been that, is he really all that? We'll never know now) one thing I do think we need to stop doing is taking in so many loans though, I don't know who's idea that all is and why they think it's the way forward.

casanovacrow added 11:53 - Jan 13
it looks like jewell is planning a shed load of poaching out of contract players at the end of the season.
but i wish he would concentrate on the pressing matter of NOW and get a cb or two

alfromcol added 13:51 - Jan 13
WE NEED A RIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

John_Portman added 16:58 - Jan 13

Marcus added 04:40 - Jan 14
How can we not sign someone with such an amazing photo?

One for the future. In every position we should have two players fighting for the position. Ideally one established player and one younger player who is eager to be given the chance. Who knows, in a season or two he might be a star.

Our own academy has been a bit light on offerings recently so we do need to look elsewhere to fill the gap in the squad.

I do agree that it's a low priority position at the moment but do consider that journalists are only fed scraps of information and sometimes it's to distract them from the real deals that are happening (which are often kept very quiet until the last minute).

Pettitt10 added 09:47 - Jan 15
a left back or left mid is not what we need, we've got cressy, martin and carson.

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