MK Dons and Mansfield battle for former Luton midfielder D'Ath

Lawson D'Ath of Luton Town during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

HITC Sport understands MK Dons and Mansfield are chasing free agent Lawson D'Ath.

Lawson D'Ath of Luton Town during the EFL Checkatrade Trophy Third Round match between Luton Town and Peterborough United at Kenilworth Road on January 9, 2018 in Luton, England.

League Two duo MK Dons and Mansfield are battling it out for former Luton Town midfielder Lawson D'Ath, HITC Sport understands from sources close to both clubs.

D'Ath is available on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Luton earlier this summer.

The attacking midfielder joined Luton from Northampton Town in January 2017 and helped the club win promotion to League One last season.

Lawson D'Ath of Northampton Town in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Northampton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Sixfields Stadium on July 26, 2016 in Northampton,...Lawson D'Ath in action for Northampton Town

D'Ath made 13 appearances in all competitions for the Hatters last season, scoring one goal and the club opted against offering him a new deal at the end of the campaign.

News of D'Ath's availability has alerted a number of clubs with the midfielder boasting a wealth of experience having made over 150 appearances in his career to date.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale is seen during the Sky Bet League Two match between Carlise United and Exeter City at Brunton Park on May 14, 2017 in Carlisle, England.New MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale is a fan of D'Ath

New MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale is a fan of D'Ath and sees him as a key addition to his plans as he looks to build a squad capable of winning promotion back to League One at the first time of asking next season.

Mansfield are also interested in D'Ath as they look to assemble a side able to challenge for promotion themselves next season.

D’Ath, who started his career at Reading, has won two promotions from League Two during his career at Northampton and Luton and he would be an astute signing for either MK Dons or Mansfield.

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