Luton Town have signed former Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith on a two-year deal.
The 31-year-old has been training with the Hatters this summer after leaving Brighton and Hove Albion.
Several other clubs, including Southend United, had been interested in the forward but the Hatters have now won the race for his signature.
Mackail-Smith once scored 35 goals in one season for Posh as they were promoted to The Championship in 2011.
"I feel this club has a fantastic chance to push through the leagues and I want to be a part of that.
I want to enjoy my football again and I know that this club is going places. John Still has put together a fantastic squad with great quality. This team can definitely challenge at the top this season.”
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Luton Town have taken former Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith on trial.
The 31-year-old featured in the Hatters' 1-0 win over Farense in Portugal last night.
Mackail-Smith is a free agent after leaving Brighton & Hove Albion this summer.
Mackail-Smith once caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs when he scored 35 goals as Posh were promoted to The Championship in 2011.
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Luton Town have completed the double signing of winger Paddy McCourt and defender Magnus Okuonghae.
Former Celtic man McCourt, who has 14 caps for Northern Ireland, has penned a two-year contract while ex Colchester United captain Okuonghae has agreed a similar deal.
Meanwhile, striker Mark Cullen has left the club.
The 23-year-old has joined League One side Blackpool for £180,000.
"Mark was part of our squad that got us promoted back to the Football League – that is something we’ll never forget – and last season he was our leading goalscorer.
However, Mark made it obvious that he wanted to move back up north to be closer to his home."
Luton Town have signed former Bournemouth striker Josh McQuoid on a three-year deal.
The 25-year-old left the Cherries following their promotion to the Premier League.
McQuoid has five caps for Northern Ireland and becomes the Hatters' sixth signing of the summer.
“The size of the club and the support was a major factor in signing but I want to achieve something here.
I could tell from the first meeting with the manager that this was a club that wanted to go places and I didn’t want to sign for a mediocre club happy just to sit in the middle of the league.
I’ve come here to do well and help this club win promotion.”
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Luton Town have agreed to permanently sign Norwich City midfielder Cameron McGeehan on a two-year contract for an undisclosed six-figure fee.
The 20-year-old is no stranger to Kenilworth Road, making 33 appearances for Luton across two loan spells - the most recent last season when he scored three goals in 15 league games.
McGeehan was also part of the Cambridge United team that drew with Manchester United in the FA Cup in January.
Luton Town have signed Scottish defender Scott Cuthbert on a two-year deal.
The centre-half recently left Leyton Orient, who he helped reach the League One play-off final a year ago.
27-year-old Cuthbert started his career at Celtic, before joining Swindon Town.
“When you set your targets you don’t always get them but Scott was the one we wanted. We stuck at it and we’ve got him.
He’s impressed us as we didn’t have to push him towards us, he wanted to come here. Scott’s dropped a level but he thinks he can get back up to League 1 and beyond in his time with us.
He’s a warrior, he’s got leadership qualities; he’s a good talker and a good organiser. When you sign an experienced player like this you want them to put it to good use and I think Scott will.
He was the top man at Orient and I’m delighted with this capture. We felt it was important to bring in a player that will come in and make all our centre-backs look at each other and ask ‘who is going to play?’ And that’s what we want.”
The 20-year-old enjoyed loan spells at Woking and Colchester United last season, but wasn't offered a new deal at Portman Road.
“Jack’s quick, he’s aggressive, he’s had a bit of Football League experience and he’s scored goals in the Conference.
He’s somebody we actually looked at bringing in on loan during the Conference title season but we decided against it as we had the firepower at the time.
So naturally he’s a player we’ve been looking at for a while – I actually first saw him playing for Ipswich reserves.
And what I liked about him – putting goals to one side – was his attitude on the pitch. So we kept a close eye on him and when we knew something could be possible we’ve moved quickly.”