Keeper King tipped for a bright future at Luton

Luton keeper Craig King
Luton keeper Craig King

Hatters keeper Craig King has been tipped to be a huge success by former Luton stopper Elliot Justham.

The 18-year-old was handed a new one year deal at the club recently and is now expected to be number two at Kenilworth Road, with Justham leaving recently.

“I actually went to watch him play as he played local to me. He was like a different goalkeeper to the one I saw a year before.”

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But the former East Thurrock stopper, who played 40 times for Luton himself, said: “Craig is fantastic, I think he’s come on massively.

“Ever since I’ve seen him train with the first team, I’ve thought ‘wow, he’s got something, he really has.’ This 
last eight months, nine months, I’ve seen him grow into a man as a goalkeeper which might not make sense to people.

“But he went on loan, and I actually went to watch him play as he played local to me.

“He was like a different goalkeeper to the one I saw a year before.

“I’m delighted that he got another year, he deserves it.”

Hatters’ U18s keeper Liam Gooch was also given his first pro contract at the end of last season as Justham continued: “Goochy’s had a great season with the U18s.

“They’ve both got a lot to learn, but I think they’ve got good futures and I’m pleased to see they’ve both got pros.”

Meanwhile, Justham was keen to pay tribute to Mark Tyler for his influence he has had on his career so far, adding: “When he was there, I can’t stress enough, he was a real top man.

“He taught me how to be a pro, not only a better goalkeeper, but off the pitch too and there’s no better man to learn from than him.”