Hatters seek Craddock stay
Luton are in talks with Middlesbrough in the hope of extending striker Tom Craddock's loan deal.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 15/01/09 2:11pm
Luton boss Mick Harford has revealed the club are in talks with Premier League side Middlesbrough in the hope of extending Tom Craddock's loan deal.
The striker is set to return to the Riverside Stadium on Saturday when his initial agreement comes to an end.
The 22-year-old has averaged a goal every other game for the Hatters this season and Harford admits he would love to keep the youngster at Kenilworth Road beyond this weekend's trip to Darlington.
"Tom Craddock's loan spell with us expires on Saturday and we are in negotiations with Middlesbrough to extend it and hopefully we can," he told skysports.com.
"Tom's come into the football club and he's a great kid, with an infectious attitude and he wants to become a footballer. We would love to extend it and keep him here for a bit longer."
The Hatters surrendered a two-goal lead to Chester on Tuesday night, as they ended up with a point away from home.
The hard-fought draw did put them back on zero points for the season, but Harford was outraged by the penalty decision which gave the home side a lifeline back into the game.
"The players were in the dressing room after the game and it felt like a defeat really, rather than a valuable away point," he said.
"We had given ourselves a very secure two goal lead and we were playing the better football. Then we were disappointed with them being given a very dubious penalty decision which gave them a way back into the game, which shouldn't have happened."