1986–87 Luton Town F.C. season

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Luton Town F.C.
1986–87 season
Chairman David Evans
Manager John Moore
Stadium Kenilworth Road
First Division 7th
FA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Mike Newell and
Brian Stein (13)

During the 1986–87 English football season, Luton Town F.C. competed in the Football League First Division and finished seventh, the best league position in the club's history to date.

Season summary[edit]

Manager David Pleat had left Luton at the end of the previous season to become manager of Tottenham Hotspur, and was replaced by former Luton defender John Moore. Under Moore, Luton enjoyed one of the best seasons in their history, finishing in seventh, their highest-ever placing in the top flight. However, Moore resigned at the end of the season, claiming he did not feel management was the right career for him. He was replaced by his assistant manager Ray Harford.

Perhaps the only negative of the season was Luton being banned from competing in the League Cup due to the club's controversial scheme, introduced by chairman David Evans, to only admit club members and refusal to admit away fans.


Luton retained the kit worn by the club for the previous two seasons, manufactured by German apparel manufacturers Adidas and sponsored by Bedford.[1]


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Les Sealey
Wales GK Andy Dibble
England DF Tim Breacker
England DF Steve Foster
England DF Marvin Johnson
England DF Rob Johnson
England DF Stacey North
Northern Ireland DF Mal Donaghy
England MF Kingsley Black[2]
England MF Gary Cobb
England MF Ricky Hill
No. Position Player
England MF Darron McDonough[3]
England MF David Oldfield[4]
England MF David Preece
England MF Robert Wilson[5]
Republic of Ireland MF Ashley Grimes
Nigeria MF Emeka Nwajiobi
England FW Mick Harford
England FW Mike Newell
England FW Brian Stein[6]
England FW Mark Stein[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Luton_Town/Luton_Town.htm
  2. ^ Black was born in Luton, England, but qualified to represent Northern Ireland internationally and would make his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1988.
  3. ^ McDonough was born in Antwerp, Belgium, but was raised in Greater Manchester, England.
  4. ^ Oldfield was born in Perth, Australia, but qualified to represent England internationally as he was raised there. He would make his debut for the U-21 side in 1988.
  5. ^ Wilson was born in England, but qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and gained 2 caps for the U-21 side.
  6. ^ Stein was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but qualified to represent England internationally and made his international debut for England in February 1984.
  7. ^ Stein was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but qualified to represent England internationally.