The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

PAUL BEN­SON was bang­ing in goals when Jack Mar­riott was still in pri­mary school, but Lu­ton boss John Still says age is just a num­ber.

Ben­son, 35, scored a soli­tary league goal for Lu­ton last term, but 20-year-old Mar­riott has started this sea­son like a house on fire – scor­ing six in pre-sea­son be­fore his dou­ble against Bristol City in mid­week.

Mar­riott’s also com­pet­ing with Craig Mack­ail-Smith, but the un­known striker signed from Ip­swich over the sum­mer has been the most im­pres­sive of the lot.

“He’s come in and is prob­a­bly a bit fur­ther ad­vanced than I thought he might be,” said Still.“And he’s not con­tent to be be­hind ev­ery­one.”

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