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Jones backs McGeehan to come back 'better than ever'

McGeehan broke his leg at Portsmouth. Credit: PA

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has backed midfielder Cameron McGeehan to come back "better than ever" after he suffered a broken leg in the recent game at Portsmouth.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury at Fratton Park in Monday's 1-0 defeat and was booked by the referee for punching the floor in pain.

McGeehan will undergo surgery once the swelling has gone down and is likely to be out of action for a number of months.

Cameron’s picked up a relatively bad injury that’s going to keep him out for a number of months.

We don’t know how long until the surgeon completes the operation, but as soon as it has been done we’ll have a clearer picture of timescale and rehabilitation.

What we do know from Cam though is that he’s strong, he’s driven, he’s a young, super-fit athlete and that gives him every chance to come back better than ever.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Luton Town striker Vassell agrees new deal

Isaac Vassell (centre) playing for Plymouth earlier in his career. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Luton Town striker Isaac Vassell has signed a new contract with the club.

The 22-year-old joined the Hatters in the summer after impressing for non-league side Truro City and has gone on to make 23 appearances.

Vassell's new deal will run until the summer of 2018.

We are delighted with the progress Isaac has made. We gave him an opportunity and he’s grabbed it with both hands.

He’s different to what we’ve got and he’s hungry – that’s why we’ve decided to take up the option and give him a new contract.

Over the five months since he’s been here he’s done really well to impress us and grasp his chance.

He’s had a few peaks and troughs over that time, but overall he’s proved to be a real asset and we are excited by him with what he brings to us.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town Manager


Luton Town legend dies at the age of 60

Paul Futcher played professionally alongside his twin brother Ron Credit: Luton Town

Former Luton Town defender Paul Futcher has died at the age of 60.

He started his career with Chester before moving to the Hatters at the age of 17 along with twin brother Ron in 1974.

The ex-England Under-21 international became the most expensive defender in English football when he moved to Manchester City in 1978 for £350,000.

Hatters Chief Executive Gary Sweet remembers watching Futcher in his second season as a Luton Town supporter.

Paul was simply a class above. He joined in my second full season as a fan and became an instant hero of mine. He was up there with the very best I’ve ever seen play for the Club and has remained there. Paul was a silky, rock-steady defender who had such amazing technical ability and, more than anything, a cool-head that left thousands in awe. He will live long in the memory of anyone who saw him play.

– Gary Sweet, Chief Executive, Luton Town


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.

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
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