Luton Town complete triple swoop for Alex Baptiste, Jason Cummings and Aaron Connolly

Alex Baptiste (left), Jason Cummings (centre) and Aaron Connolly (right) have all joined Luton's promotion charge. Credit: PA

League One leaders Luton Town have completed a hat-trick of Deadline Day signings.

Strikers Jason Cummings and Aaron Connolly have both joined on loan from Nottingham Forest and Brighton respectively, while QPR defender Alex Baptiste has also agreed a loan move.

Cummings was on loan at Peterborough United earlier this season but recently returned to Forest.

All three players will be hoping to help the Hatters secure promotion to the Championship come the end of the season.

"Alex (Baptiste) is a top pro, and not only is he a top pro, he’s a proper bloke. He’s a real gentleman and has a marvellous way about him," interim manager Mick Harford said.

“Jason (Cummings) was on our radar before he signed for Peterborough, but they got to sign him before we did. We watched him and we scouted him, and he’s been a very good player for Peterborough in the start of the season.

“Aaron (Connolly) is very lively. He’s a threat off the back of defenders. He always plays on the shoulder.

“He’s a player we’ve really monitored over the last two or three months, kept tabs on him and watched him on five or six occasions and he’s one we are absolutely thrilled to get into the football club."

Meanwhile, Northampton Town beat the deadline to sign striker Marvin Sordell on loan from Burton Albion and Southend United's Theo Robinson joined Swindon Town on loan.