Luton Town goalkeeper given major wedding incentive by Nathan Jones for Leeds United clean sheet

LUTON TOWN boss Nathan Jones says he will pay for 'keeper Simon Sluga's wedding if the Croatian records a clean sheet against Leeds United tonight.
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Sluga performed heroics in the Hatters net during Saturday's Championship clash at Swansea City with a clean sheet paving the way for a 1-0 victory after James Collins' second-half header.

Jones then said in his post match press conference that 27-year-old Sluga was subsequently in line for a reward and Jones provided more details and the offering of a further reward at his pre-Leeds press conference.

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“It’s a private thing, he gets married in the summer so he asked to get a flight earlier than I would have liked him to, so I said ‘if you keep a clean sheet, you can go on the day you need to.’" said Jones about Sluga's Swansea display.

EXTRA INCENTIVE: For Luton Town keeper Simon Sluga. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.EXTRA INCENTIVE: For Luton Town keeper Simon Sluga. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.
EXTRA INCENTIVE: For Luton Town keeper Simon Sluga. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

“His partner is pregnant and he’s getting married, he’s had to change the date because of that and because of COVID-19 so it’s just a reward for his clean sheet.

“If he keeps another one tomorrow, I’ll pay for his wedding!”

Saturday's win at the Liberty Stadium significantly boosted Luton's hopes of avoiding the drop with the second-bottom Hatters now three points off the dropzone.

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Kazenga LuaLua is Luton's only confirmed absentee with a knee injury alongside long-term absentee Eunan O'Kane (broken leg) but Dan Potts had to substituted with cramp for Martin Cranie in stoppage time of Saturday's win at Swansea.