Doyle should return for Shrimpers clash

Nathan Doyle
Nathan Doyle

Hatters are expected to welcome back influential midfielder Nathan Doyle for their crucial League Two trip to Southend United on Saturday.

The 28-year-old missed last weekend’s 3-0 win over Hartlepool after picking up an injury in the 0-0 draw at Dagenham as boss John Still said: “I think Doyle might be fit, so that will be good, that’s a plus.

“If we can get Doyle in front of them and their organisation, that’s another plus.”

John Still

“It’s nice to say someone’s fit as opposed to someone’s injured, so if Doyle’s fit that will give us something to think about.”

Defender Scott Griffiths should also be available, but Mark Tyler, although getting closer, won’t be considered.

Still continued: “He’s (Griffiths) fine. He rests a little bit between games, but having our normal back four has been a big plus.

“If we can get Doyle in front of them and their organisation, that’s another plus.

“He’s (Tyler) close to being ready, but I don’t think we would make any changes there at the moment as Elliot has done particularly well and Mark hasn’t had enough games, so I think we’ll leave it as it is.

“I think we’d all agree that Elliot comes in and done outstanding really so that’s becoming a bit of the organisation anyway, so I’m quite happy with that.”

Meanwhile, although Alex Lawless has resumed training after suffering shingles, he won’t be available to feature.

Still added: “He is back in training, he’s not bad, he’s not fully up to speed and is a bit tired, but he is getting back to some sort of level of fitness.

“If we got in the play-offs he would be available for that.”