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McCarthy Delighted Downes Has Made Strong Start at Luton
Friday, 16th Feb 2018 15:53

Blues boss Mick McCarthy is delighted on-loan midfielder Flynn Downes has made a strong start to his half-season spell with League Two leaders Luton Town.

Downes has received rave reviews from both Hatters fans and manager Nathan Jones for his early performances having played three times since moving to Kenilworth Road on deadline day.

“He’s been put out for that reason,” McCarthy said. “I was delighted with him as he was when he first started but then having got his injury and not got back in, so it was just wise to send him out, especially to somebody like Nathan Jones at Luton, who is a good coach.

“They’re doing well, he could end up with a medal with the number of games he could play. But he’ll just great experience playing regularly, it’s great for him.”

McCarthy says Downes can’t be recalled even if he continues his form and Luton confirm their title with a number of weeks remaining.

“We can’t do it, it’s only if you loan them to the National League and they go out on a youth loan that you can bring them back,” he explained. “And even then they can’t be involved in first-team football.

“So he’s there for the rest of the season and it doesn’t matter where he’s playing his football, if he plays to the end of the season, he can go away and have a good summer and be ready to come back for pre-season.”

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massivemole added 18:25 - Feb 16
Should be in our starting 11 Sunday.

brendanh added 22:15 - Feb 16
It's everything that is wrong at the club that Downes is ostracised to Luton while we have ageing journeyman Gleeson on loan in his place. He follows Rhodes (ageing journeyman Varney in team in his place) and Marriott who was kept out of the squad by Noel Hunt.

I don't think the club's leadership have a clue what made us great.

chrisswailes added 08:46 - Feb 17
Um...Rhodes and Varney were about 6 years apart but sure..

Additionally, Hunt won us 6 points..

shakytown added 09:05 - Feb 17
Another promising youngster we will never see again if Mick stays.

Superblue95 added 11:05 - Feb 17
Rhodes kept out of the team by Varney 😂😂 some people on here really are moronic

brendanh added 15:26 - Feb 17
Excuse me. I was mistaken, wasn't Luke Varney who kept Jordan Rhodes out of the team, it was that other titan of world football: Kevin Lisbie, cut from the same ageing-journeyman cloth. My point stands. ITFC was not built like this. Marcus Evans needs to read and repeat The Men Who Made The Town, or b#gger off and take his idiotic short-termism with him.

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