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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.


Luton Town striker shortlisted for League Two award

Danny Hylton has been a big hit at Luton this season. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Danny Hylton has been shortlisted for the League Two player of the Season award.

The 28-year-old has been in superb form since joining on a free transfer from Oxford United in the summer - scoring 19 league goals to propel the Hatters into the play-off spots.

Hylton is one of three players up for the prestigious award, with Doncaster Rovers duo James Coppinger and John Marquis also in the running.

The winner will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday 9 April.

We are amazingly proud of Danny. This is a recognition of a season of high-class work in the way he plays, but also the way he trains every day and the type of character he is as well.

I know I am biased, but I think he’d be a worthy winner because of the way he goes about his work.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Meanwhile, MK Dons and Stevenage have been nominated for the Family Club of the Year award in their respective leagues while Cambridge United's Leon Davies is in the running for the League Two Apprentice of the Year prize which was won by Norwich City's Ben Godfrey in 2016.

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