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Luton Town's Wembley final hero dies

Hatters' Wembley goal hero passes away Credit: Luton Town FC

Luton Town's only ever player to score in an FA Cup final has died.

Dave Pacey scored in front of 100,000 fans at Wembley in the 1959 final against Nottingham Forest, which the Hatters eventually lost 2-1.

After 280 appearances for the Hatters, Dave left the club Credit: Luton Town FC

Mr Pacey used to stand on the terraces at Kenilworth Road before making it as a professional.

He was 79 when he passed away.

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Luton Town strike loan deal for Newcastle United man

Alex Gilliead has joined Luton Town on loan. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed Newcastle United midfielder Alex Gilliead on loan until January.

The 20-year-old was on loan at Carlisle United last season and was rumoured to be heading back to Brunton Park.

However, the England youth international will now spend the first half of the campaign with the Hatters instead.

Alex ticks every box for us. He’s young, hungry and wants to do well. He’s technically very good, he’s fit and he fits in nicely with our group.

I have known him since my time at Brighton. He is a fantastic young player and one that is going to provide even more competition and quality to the side we have. It’s a real coup for the club, the fact that he wants to come here, we are excited to have him.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Northampton Town seal Matt Taylor coup

Matt Taylor has signed for Northampton Town. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed experienced winger Matt Taylor on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old has played for the likes of Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United in the Premier League and helped Burnley gain promotion to the top flight last season.

Taylor has signed a one-year contract at Sixfields and could make his debut in the Cobblers' opening League One game against Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Matt is a big signing for us.

He has attracted a high level of interest from some Championship clubs over the last couple of months, but with our good location for him we have been able to convince him to make the move to Sixfields.

He has proven quality, he is a winner, he gives us something different and he will fit in well with the other players we have at the club.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

Meanwhile, the Cobblers have cancelled the contract of defender Ryan Cresswell.

Elsewhere, Luton Town have signed Crystal Palace midfielder Jake Gray on a two-year deal.

Striker Marriott extends Luton Town stay

Jack Marriott is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Jack Marriott has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

The 21-year-old made a big impression at Kenilworth Road after moving to Bedfordshire last summer, finishing as the Hatters' leading scorer with 16 goals.

I’m more than happy to sign for another three years.

I’ve never been looking to leave because I’m settled at Luton Town and the club is heading in the right direction.

We’ve got all the plans for the new stadium, the manager has got high ambitions for where he wants to take the club and I want to be a part of all of that.

– Jack Marriott, Luton Town

Luton Town reveal new kit after striking fresh sponsorship deal

Luton Town players in their new kit Credit: Luton Town

Luton Town have unveiled their new kit for next season.

The Hatters will be sponsored by SsangYong Motor UK Ltd for the next two years. They've also struck a kit deal with Puma.

Gary Sweet with Paul Williams, CEO Ssangyong Credit: Luton Town

“SsangYong have been supporters of the football club for a while and boast many Kenilworth Road regulars among their workforce. “They are determined to strengthen the links with the community in Luton, and are keen to support all of our teams from Nathan’s lads in League Two right through to the ladies and community teams we run.

– Gary Sweet, Luton Town Chief Executive

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Luton Town secure deal for highly-rated keeper Walton

Christian Walton will spend next season at Kenilworth Road. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed highly-rated Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Christian Walton on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old had spells at Plymouth Argyle and Bury last season and has represented England at various youth levels.

Walton worked with Hatters boss Nathan Jones at Brighton and will be reunited with him again at Kenilworth Road.

I am delighted to have signed a player of Christian’s quality and pedigree.

I worked close to him at Brighton and I know he has the potential to be a top keeper. It is a real coup for us as he had many options, but he's chosen us as he believes in what we do.

I’d like to thank Brighton for their co-operation and desire to get this deal done. We feel we've added real quality this summer, and Christian is another hand-picked piece in our jigsaw.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Luton Town to host Aston Villa in first round of EFL Cup

Luton Town will welcome Aston Villa to Kenilworth Road. Credit: PA

Luton Town have been handed a home tie against recently relegated Aston Villa in the first round of the League Cup.

Villa will visit Kenilworth Road on the week commencing August 8.

There's also a plum tie for Cambridge United who will host last season's Championship play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town take on Stevenage at Portman Road for the second year running, while Northampton Town travel to Barnsley.

Colchester United are on the road at Brighton and Hove Albion, but Southend United and Peterborough United have home ties against Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon respectively.

MK Dons travel to Newport County.

Norwich City will enter the competition at the next stage.

  • Barnsley v Northampton Town
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Colchester United
  • Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Ipswich Town v Stevenage
  • Luton Town v Aston Villa
  • Newport County v MK Dons
  • Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon
  • Southend United v Gillingham

Luton Town sign Oxford United duo Hylton and Mullins

Danny Hylton (left) and Johnny Mullins (right) have signed for Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed Oxford United pair Johnny Mullins and Danny Hylton.

Both players helped the U's gain promotion to League One last season.

Oxford decided to release 30-year-old centre-back Mullins but did offer Hylton a new contract.

However, the striker opted to turn it down and join Luton instead.

Hylton scored 15 goals last season.

Both players have signed two-year contracts at Kenilworth Road.

Johnny is exactly the type of player and character I want at our club, he is a real leader and will be a big influence within our dressing room.

The signing of Johnny massively improves our squad. He is a winner and he wants to continue to improve and get better here at Luton Town.

Danny is a great signing for us and he is a player I have admired for a long time now.

Danny had offers from clubs in League One but has chosen to join us because he believes in what we are trying to build and achieve here and wants to be a vital part of making that happen.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager
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