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Luton Town sign Reading defender on two-year contract

Stacey played 38 times for Exeter City last season Credit: Luton Town/Twitter

Luton Town have signed defender Jack Stacey from Championship side Reading on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old right-back is set to join up with Nathan Jones' squad when they return for pre-season training on Wednesday.

Stacey made six first-team appearances after coming through the Royals' youth system but has spent much of his professional career out on loan.

He played 38 times for Exeter City last season, helping them reach the League Two play-off final.

Speaking to Luton Town's website, Stacey said: "The manager has told me about the lads and how they are all great lads, how it's a culture where everyone wants to improve and the facilities at the training ground really give everyone opportunity to do that."

"I'm looking forward to coming in, improving my own game and hopefully helping Luton Town improve."

Meanwhile, Luton midfielder Jake Gray has joined fellow League Two club Yeovil Town for an undisclosed fee.


Alan McCormack: Luton Town agree deal for midfielder

Alan McCormack is a popular figure at Brentford. Credit: PA

Luton Town have agreed a deal to sign experienced midfielder Alan McCormack on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old will officially move to Kenilworth Road when his contract at Championship side Brentford expires at the end of June.

Irishman McCormack lists Southend United and Swindon Town among his former clubs, and was once named in the League One Team of the Year during his time at Brentford.

He’s a wonderful signing, he has come from a Championship side, so it shows what we are looking to do. He is the type of player we have been looking for, we are really pleased to have him.

With everyone we bring in, we try to see if they have got promotions on their CVs, if they know what it’s like to play in high pressured games.

To play for Luton, you have to be able to play under pressure and in big games.

For me he is a real combative central midfielder that can play. He has real good qualities. Good quality in possession, he is a leader. He is an experienced central midfielder player which is what I feel we really need.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Jones 'bitterly disappointed' by Luton Town exit

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones struggled to hide his frustration after watching his side concede in the 95th minute of their League Two semi-final to end their hopes of reaching Wembley.

The tie appeared to heading for extra-time, before goalkeeper Stuart Moore's last minute own goal handed Blackpool an aggregate victory.

Jones admitted he was "bitterly disappointed" that his players switched off at the most critical moment of the tie, but backed them to bounce back next year.


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