Hylton undergoes knee surgery

Luton Town
Strikers Danny Hylton and James Collins scored the goals as League One leaders Luton saw off struggling Rochdale 2-0.

Luton have announced striker Danny Hylton faces a further spell on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery.

The 30-year-old has not played a competitive game since March due to recurring knee injuries and he is set to undergo a further operation.

Hylton had been hoping to feature at the start of the campaign after playing in pre-season, but coach Graeme Jones admits he needs to manage his fitness better.

Jones has been quick to praise the fan favourite for his work ethic and admits he has been left frustrated by this latest injury is another setback.

He told Luton Today: “Danny’s been brilliant, he’s the hardest working pro you’ll meet in your life and has desire coming out of his ears. Sometimes it’s to his detriment, as he pushes himself really, really hard.

“He’s had to have a clear out today, so we won’t be seeing Danny for a while, which is obviously a bit frustrating because Danny gives you that level of commitment and quality, so he’s had a bit of a setback.”

The Hatters remain in the bottom three in the Championship after three successive defeats but they will get the chance to end that run when they face Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.

With Hylton out of the picture for the time being, James Collins and Harry Cornick are set to start the game in South Yorkshire. Kazenga LuaLua could also feature down the middle as Luton look to secure their first win of the season.

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