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Luton Town: Mackail-Smith to decide Monday

31-year old Craig Mackail-Smith will decide tomorrow (Monday July 27) whether he will sign for Luton Town with whom he’s been on trial with  during preseason. According Bedfordshire on Sunday, Luton manager John Still had said that he wouldn’t play any trialists in today’s game against League One Coventry City that he didn’t think would be at the club full time come the opening day of the 2015/16 League Two campaign. Mackail-Smith started the game before being replaced by Jack Marriott in the 76th minute, his replacement going on to score Luton’s goal in a 1-1 draw.

A signing such as Mackail-Smith will be massive for the Hatters even if he hasn’t really hit the heights of his once prolific past in more recent years. His last few years have either been blighted by a lack of game time or by a lack of goals. Last season only saw him score three goals across 37 appearances and in 2013/14 he only made seven appearances at the end of the season. However, Mackail-Smith once commanded a £1.96m transfer fee when moving from Peterborough to Brighton in the summer transfer window of 2011. Despite his last productive season being in 2012/13, where he scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for Brighton, there can be little doubt that Craig Mackail-Smith would be a star for Luton and would certainly top those 11 goals in League Two where he would be a stand-out player.

With fingers being crossed in Bedfordshire and beyond, tomorrow is D-Day – the day when Craig Mackail-Smith gives Luton the decision that could very well see the bookmakers changing Luton Town’s promotion odds.

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