By Pete O'Rourke

31st Jan, 2020 | 12:07pm

Exclusive: EFL club set to sign Luton Town defender

Luton Town defender Lloyd Jones is poised to join Northampton Town on loan, Football Insider understands.

The Championship club are willing to let central defender Jones go out on loan after bringing in Cameron Carter-Vickers on loan from Tottenham earlier this week.

Jones has struggled to break into the Luton side this season and a club source has told Football Insider that the former Liverpool youngster is keen to go and out play regular first-team football.

The former England Under-20 international has made only eight appearances in all competitions this season and only one of those was as a starter in the Championship.

A number of Football League clubs have expressed an interest in signing Jones this month, but League Two Northampton have won the race for his signature.

Jones joined Liverpool from Plymouth Argyle back in 2011 and despite impressing in the youth ranks at Anfield he was unable to break into the first-team and joined Luton in January 2018.

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Northampton are currently in sixth spot in League Two, just three points outside the play-off spots.

Jones has found game time hard to come by this campaign, with established starters Sonny Bradley and Matty Pearson ahead of him in the pecking order.

Northampton boss Keith Curle already has the likes of Jordan Turnbull, Charlie Goode and Scott Wharton at centre half, but he clearly feels Jones can be an asset for him down the stretch.

In other Luton News, Football Insider can reveal that the Hatters are chasing the signing of a defender from one of their Championship rivals.