EFL Trophy

After the confirmation of the new structure for the EFL Trophy this morning, Luton Town Supporters’ Trust would like to clarify our stance on the competition.

On Thursday 16th June we met with senior officials of the Football Club regarding the changes to the format of the competition specifically the introduction of academy sides into the competition. Having put our concerns across and had them eased with the information presented to us we gave our support to the changes albeit still with some cynicism to the proposals.

We were therefore disappointed to hear that the goalposts have moved regarding the increasing of the age restrictions for the academy sides and as such we echo the words of Gary Sweet in the official statement released by the club earlier today and are now less supportive of the changes that have been made.

In a highly competitive world which is changing all the time we recognise the need to be innovative and creative in order to succeed in modern times and with that we are open to the idea of changes being made if they are well communicated and to the benefit of all parties. Reluctantly we appreciate that the decision has been made for the competition for the upcoming season and we have to abide by them for what is currently just a one-year trial.

Throughout the whole process we have found the lack of communication from the EFL to be extremely disappointing and urge them to be more open and transparent with their communication in the future.

In the meantime we will continue to work with the club and have constant dialogue with them with regards to any changes that may be made in the future.

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