Luton boss blasts Pompey fans after McGeehan leg break

Cameron McGeehan receives treatment on the pitch following a challenge with Pompey's Michael Doyle Picture: Joe Pepler
Cameron McGeehan receives treatment on the pitch following a challenge with Pompey's Michael Doyle Picture: Joe Pepler
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Luton boss Nathan Jones has blasted those members of the Fratton faithful who booed broken leg victim Cameron McGeehan.

The midfielder was stretchered off in the 20th minute of Luton’s 1-0 defeat to Pompey at Fratton Park today.

It was an absolute disgrace in how they reacted, showed absolutely no class whatsoever

Nathan Jones

His injury was collected during a challenge with Blues skipper Michael Doyle, with the youngster subsequently booked while receiving medical attention.

As he was carried off the pitch, boos emanated from parts of the home support – leaving Jones furious with some fans’ reaction.

‘One thing I will say, Portsmouth fans showed no class whatsoever, absolutely no class,’ said Jones.

‘That was an absolute disgrace. The kid’s a young boy, he’s a wonderful talent, he works hard every day and it’s a bad injury and Portsmouth fans show what they’re about.

‘It was an absolute disgrace in how they reacted, showed absolutely no class whatsoever.’

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu replaced McGeehan but couldn’t help Luton avoid a 1-0 defeat following Christian Burgess’ 31st-minute winner.

Jones added: ‘We think it’s a leg break and that’s the frustrating thing for us, because he’s in wonderful form.

‘We’ve just turned down a lot of money for him so it’s a real travesty for the kid and a travesty for us.

‘He went to hospital to have an X-ray so that’s (broken leg) been confirmed.

‘We’ve had inquiries about him, he trusts us with his future, it’s just sad it’s happened in such a big game as well.’

Pompey assistant boss Leam Richardson said: ‘Fingers crossed for Cameron McGeehan, he’s a big player, a good young lad and a good prospect, it’s never great to see something like that.’

– NEIL ALLEN