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McCourt and Okuonghae sign for Luton Town, while Cullen departs

Paddy McCourt in action for Celtic. Credit: PA

Luton Town have completed the double signing of winger Paddy McCourt and defender Magnus Okuonghae.

Former Celtic man McCourt, who has 14 caps for Northern Ireland, has penned a two-year contract while ex Colchester United captain Okuonghae has agreed a similar deal.

Magnus Okuonghae left Colchester United in the summer. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, striker Mark Cullen has left the club.

The 23-year-old has joined League One side Blackpool for £180,000.

"Mark was part of our squad that got us promoted back to the Football League – that is something we’ll never forget – and last season he was our leading goalscorer.

However, Mark made it obvious that he wanted to move back up north to be closer to his home."

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

New Luton Town signing McQuoid targets promotion

Josh McQuoid in action for Coventry City. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed former Bournemouth striker Josh McQuoid on a three-year deal.

The 25-year-old left the Cherries following their promotion to the Premier League.

McQuoid has five caps for Northern Ireland and becomes the Hatters' sixth signing of the summer.

Josh McQuoid is targeting promotion to League One. Credit: PA

“The size of the club and the support was a major factor in signing but I want to achieve something here.

I could tell from the first meeting with the manager that this was a club that wanted to go places and I didn’t want to sign for a mediocre club happy just to sit in the middle of the league.

I’ve come here to do well and help this club win promotion.”

– Josh McQuoid, Luton Town


Cameron McGeehan joins Luton Town

Cameron McGeehan will return to Luton Credit: PA

Luton Town have agreed to permanently sign Norwich City midfielder Cameron McGeehan on a two-year contract for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

The 20-year-old is no stranger to Kenilworth Road, making 33 appearances for Luton across two loan spells - the most recent last season when he scored three goals in 15 league games.

McGeehan was also part of the Cambridge United team that drew with Manchester United in the FA Cup in January.

Luton Town boss Still hails Cuthbert signing

Scott Cuthbert (left) has joined Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed Scottish defender Scott Cuthbert on a two-year deal.

The centre-half recently left Leyton Orient, who he helped reach the League One play-off final a year ago.

27-year-old Cuthbert started his career at Celtic, before joining Swindon Town.

“When you set your targets you don’t always get them but Scott was the one we wanted. We stuck at it and we’ve got him.

He’s impressed us as we didn’t have to push him towards us, he wanted to come here. Scott’s dropped a level but he thinks he can get back up to League 1 and beyond in his time with us.

He’s a warrior, he’s got leadership qualities; he’s a good talker and a good organiser. When you sign an experienced player like this you want them to put it to good use and I think Scott will.

He was the top man at Orient and I’m delighted with this capture. We felt it was important to bring in a player that will come in and make all our centre-backs look at each other and ask ‘who is going to play?’ And that’s what we want.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

Luton Town swoop for former Ipswich Town striker Marriott

Jack Marriott has signed for Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have completed the signing of former Ipswich Town striker Jack Marriott.

The 20-year-old enjoyed loan spells at Woking and Colchester United last season, but wasn't offered a new deal at Portman Road.

“Jack’s quick, he’s aggressive, he’s had a bit of Football League experience and he’s scored goals in the Conference.

He’s somebody we actually looked at bringing in on loan during the Conference title season but we decided against it as we had the firepower at the time.

So naturally he’s a player we’ve been looking at for a while – I actually first saw him playing for Ipswich reserves.

And what I liked about him – putting goals to one side – was his attitude on the pitch. So we kept a close eye on him and when we knew something could be possible we’ve moved quickly.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager


Luton Town striker Ricky Miller being questioned by police following alleged assault

Kenilworth Road, Luton. Credit: PA

Luton Town striker Ricky Miller has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The 26-year-old was arrested following an alleged incident in Hockliffe in Bedfordshire in the early hours of this morning.

Luton Town say that they have suspended the forward pending a police enquiry.

They also say that an internal investigation is underway.

Luton Town swoop for Aston Villa defender Kinsella

Lewis Kinsella will spend the rest of the season at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have signed Aston Villa defender Lewis Kinsella on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old left-back has featured in recent Villa squads, and played a part in the FA Cup win over West Brom.

“We are very lucky to have a player of Lewis’ calibre – it speaks volumes that he has been on Villa’s bench for their last two Premier League games.

With Scott unavailable and needing an operation we are light of players in that area, and with that in mind, we’re delighted to be able to do a deal to bring Lewis to Luton Town."

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

Meanwhile, Luton duo Ross Lafayette and Ian Rees have joined Welling United and Hitchin Town respectively on loan.

Luton Town midfielder Rooney leaves Kenilworth Road

Luke Rooney is heading for the exit door. Credit: PA

Luton Town midfielder Luke Rooney has left the club, after both parties agreed to cancel his contract.

The 24-year-old featured prominently at the start of this season, but has seen his chances limited recently after struggling to recover from a hernia operation.

"Luke hasn’t featured so much recently after coming back to fitness following a hernia operation, so with that in mind we came to a decision to allow him to pursue a club elsewhere.

Luke did a good job for us, especially early in the season, which helped us pick up form on our return to the Football League – and for that we are grateful. I wish him all the best of luck.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

Luton Town extend loan of West Ham striker Lee

Elliot Lee is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have extended the loan of West Ham striker Elliot Lee until the end of the season.

Lee scored both goals in last night's 3-2 defeat to Wycombe, meaning he's now scored three times in total for the Hatters.

West Ham will be able to recall the 20-year-old at any stage, as long as they give 24 hours notice.

“Elliot’s been fantastic for us since joining and we’re thrilled we’ll have him for the rest of this season. He was superb against Wycombe and was dreadfully unlucky against Newport. He’s getting fitter all the time and I think that sharpness has been there for all to see in our past two matches.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager
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