Luton Town are in talks to sign Bury defender Tom Aldred, HITC Sport understands.

League Two leaders Luton are looking to bolster their defensive options during this month’s transfer window and they have targeted a move for Aldred.

Aldred only joined Bury last summer from Blackpool, but the Shakers have struggled badly in League One this season. Bury are 11 points adrift of safety as things stand and they have won just four games all season.

The powerful central defender has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Bury so far this season, but he has unable to stop them slumping to the bottom of League One.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is a big admirer of Aldred, as he feels his experience and leadership skills will be vital for his side in the second half of the season, having won promotion from League Two last time out with Blackpool.

Lee Clark said “Tom comes to join us with a determination to defend. He’s strong, physical and a leader and a great communicator both on and off the pitch.” When Aldred joint Bury in the summer.

He also added “He is an aggressive, strong, physical young man and a no nonsense defender who can play when he is given time. He understands what the role is about when defending.”

Bury signed defender Peter Clarke earlier this window and his introduction has opened the exit door for Tom Aldred.  Bury boss Chris Lucketti is looking forward to seeing Peter Clarke in action as he told Bury’s Club Website “Peter Clarke is up there with the best characters.”

“I know his affiliation with the Club from his previous time here – I played with him at Huddersfield in the past.  I know all about him, he’s a real man, he’s a leader and I’m delighted to have brought him to the Club.”

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