Tremendous Danny Hylton departs Kenilworth Street after six years as a Hatter | Information

We will verify that striker Danny Hylton will depart Luton The city on the finish of his contract on June thirtieth to sign up for League Two membership Northampton The city.

The 33-year-old made 170 appearances and scored 62 occasions all through a six-year keep at Kenilworth Street following his arrival from Oxford United in 2016.

He moved along nice buddy and team-mate Johnny Mullins, with the pair having simply helped the U’s to League Two promotion and a JPT ultimate at Wembley, however persuaded via supervisor Nathan Jones to stay within the fourth tier with the Hatters.

Danny Hylton playing in his mask to protect his broken cheekbone in the 2016-17 season

Having temporarily established himself as a fanatics’ favorite, ‘Tremendous Danny Hylton’ performed a talismanic position in The city’s upward push in the course of the divisions – profitable back-to-back promotions and serving to the membership settle again within the Championship. 

Hylton scored 27 occasions in his first marketing campaign as a Hatter, serving to the The city to the play-offs, ahead of hitting 23 as Jones’ facet secured computerized promotion the next yr.

He used to be shortlisted within the most sensible 3 for the EFL League Two Participant of the Yr award in 2016-17, profitable 4 membership participant of the yr awards, and in each seasons used to be named within the PFA and EFL Groups of the Season for the fourth tier.


He scored 8 objectives in 28 appearances all through an damage and suspension-disrupted season in League One, accumulating a identify winner’s medal, ahead of making his go back halfway in the course of the 2019-20 Championship marketing campaign and racking up 11 appearances, two of that have been begins.  

After taking part in a task within the Nice Break out accomplished in post-Covid restart as soon as Jones had returned to the Membership, the preferred striker signed a brand new contract and made 19 appearances in all competitions all through 2020-21.  

His first Championship purpose – or the person who he prefers to explain because the strike that supposed he had scored in each and every department excluding the Premier League – got here in September 2021 with a last-minute equaliser at Bristol Town.

It used to be the primary of 4 objectives in overall final season, the others coming in wins over Stoke Town and Derby County, and the 1-1 draw at Peterborough United, at once incomes his facet 8 issues.

Danny Hylton celebrates his winning goal against Derby last season

Chatting with kingdom this lunchtime after Danny had finalised his scientific at Northampton,  an emotional Jones mentioned: “Danny has been my best-ever signing as a supervisor and I’m going to leave out him each and every unmarried day.

“He used to be the catalyst for the entire different nice signings that we’ve got had, and has epitomised the entirety we have now completed right here at Luton together with his top power, underdog spirit, the standard – simply the entirety about us.

“He had alternatives to go away, however by no means did. Each day he got here in and skilled like a lunatic. He used to be a talisman, the participant the fanatics associated with, and it’s the toughest resolution I’ve ever needed to make in permitting him to go away the soccer membership. It’s like letting your child move.

“There will probably be a gaping hollow now Danny Hylton has left, however I thank him for coming to us and turning down larger provides than ours. I thank him for the entirety he has completed for us, and I thank him for simply being Danny Hylton each and every unmarried day.

“He has been exceptional for Luton The city and we would like him and his circle of relatives neatly with the entirety.”


From litter-picker throwing to Panenka consequences, knee slides and child cuddle celebrations, Tremendous Dan leaves us with some magnificent recollections from the an important position he has performed during the last six years in this kind of memorable length for the Membership.

Everybody at Kenilworth Street echoes Nathan’s phrases and thank you Danny for his superb provider, wishing him and his circle of relatives each and every good fortune one day. There’ll at all times be a heat welcome again at Kenilworth Street each time they wish to talk over with.

First even though, we’ll see him at Northampton for the pre-season pleasant on July 16th when all Hatters travelling to Sixfields gets the risk to turn their recognize for a participant who has completed up to any to get their membership again into the placement we’re lately in.

Thank you for the entirety, Hylts!

Danny Hylton celebrates promotion from League Two with his children on the pitch at Kenilworth Road


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