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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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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.
Luton Town have signed full-back Alan Sheehan on a permanent deal.
The 29-year-old was on loan from Bradford City in the second half of last season and made 20 appearances for the club.
Sheehan has now signed a two-year contract at Kenilworth Road.
I have really enjoyed my football since being at Luton Town. For me it’s all about enjoying the football really.
The manager was a huge factor in me coming to Luton and obviously Paul Hart, Mick Harford and Kevin Nugent are a very strong team and I’m really delighted to be joining.
Luton Town have appointed former Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace boss Paul Hart as their new assistant manager.
Hart has recently been working with Leeds United's academy, and watched the Hatters' defeat at Northampton Town on Saturday.
The 62-year-old will add some experience to Nathan Jones' coaching staff.
It feels great to be here. I've been looking forward to this and I feel very lucky.
I've had 45 Years in football and to come to a prestigious club like Luton, especially in this position as assistant manager is great, I'm very lucky.
The size of the support at Luton is incredible and we're looking to give the supporters quality, winning football.