Hatters confirm Dons interest
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton boss Mike Newell is plotting a summer move for Aberdeen's Kevin McNaughton.
Luton Town boss Mike Newell has admitted he is plotting a summer move for Aberdeen's Kevin McNaughton.
After an impressive campaign in their first season back in The Championship, The Hatters are looking to inject new blood in a bid to mount a play-off charge next term.
Now Newell has turned his attentions North of the Border and onto the 23-year-old who will be available on a free transfer after opting to leave Pittodrie on a Bosman.
McNaughton also received an offer from Norwegian outfit SK Brann in April, but Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood indicated at the time that he believed the defender was drawn to a Championship side.
Now Newell has confirmed that The Hatters are interested in McNaughton, and that he is readying a deal for the player who was also linked with Fulham in January.
"I saw enough of Kevin in midweek to see he is a good player and I plan to follow up my initial interest in him," stated Newell.
The Hatters boss will be hoping McNaughton can have the same kind of impact at Kenilworth Road as fellow stopper Markus Heikkinen, who joined from Aberdeen last summer and went on to be named the club's Player of the Year, Fans' Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year in his first season in Bedfordshire.