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Luton Town sign Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes on loan


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Luton Town have signed England U19s midfielder Flynn Downes from Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old is Nathan Jones’ second signing of deadline day after completing the transfer of defender Lloyd Jones from Liverpool.

Downes recently signed a new contract with the Tractor Boys and had been given some minutes in the Championship this season but will be hoping to further his development at Kenilworth Road.

Jones told the Hatters’ official website: “Flynn is a young Championship player who Ipswich have big hopes for. We don’t take many loans, but we knew about him and once we were made aware he’d become available, we felt it was worth the chance to take him.

“He’s a real energetic, combative midfield player. We know what type of character and what type of worker he is, because he’s one that Mick McCarthy likes – and if Mick McCarthy likes him we know we are getting a real top midfield player.

“We are delighted that Mick was very complimentary about our environment and how we play. He was instrumental in allowing Flynn to come out and get more experience with us.”