Clark believes Luton striker Adebayo can go as 'high as he wants'

Midfielder hugely impressed by recent addition

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 9:20 am
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 9:24 am
Elijah Adebayo goes for goal against Coventry
Elijah Adebayo goes for goal against Coventry

Luton striker Elijah Adebayo has been tipped to have a huge impact at Kenilworth Road by team-mate Jordan Clark.

The 23-year-old signed on transfer deadline day recently, joining from League Two Walsall for an undisclosed fee, and has scored three times in his opening eight appearances for the Hatters.

Clark himself knows just how difficult the step up will be having played in the third and fourth tier for Shrewsbury and Accrington, but has been impressed with the ease in which the forward has done it so far, saying: “He’s going to be a top quality player.

“He’s come from League Two, I’ve done it myself, it’s hard, the game’s quicker, players are stronger, faster, sharper and you can see how well he’s done so far in his early career.

“He’s hit the ground running well, he’s a great lad, got a great attitude and he’s a young kid as well.

“He’ll improve all the time, especially under the manager here, working with him every day, the people behind the scenes, Chris Cohen, Mick Harford as well.

“I’m sure from now until the end of the season his levels will go up and up and up.

“He’s a big strong lad, he’s a threat in the box, we’ve just got to give him the service.

"We keep finding him in the box and he’ll score a lot of goals for us which is the most important thing.

“He’s got a great attitude and a great work ethic, so the world’s his oyster really, he can go as high as he wants and I’m sure he’ll do really, really well.”

Speaking about his new front-man after the 1-0 defeat at Swansea on Saturday, boss Nathan Jones knows there are areas of improvements still to be made, particularly when trying to find his team-mates in the penalty box.

He added: "When we hit him in the final third and he can knock it back, because we do work on it every single week, that he can knock it back to a runner that scores, but he sometimes goes for goal on opportunities that he can’t score from and that’s the learning curve.

"He’s young and he wants to score, but when there’s no pace on the ball, it's very difficult to generate that and then beat a Championship keeper.

"That’s when you knock it down to someone and they score and it’s a great weapon, but it’s a learning curve, it’s a development phase for us and we’ll get there with him."