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Luton Town makes second signing of the summer

It is great to see for staff at Car Hire Luton Airport, that the manager of the local football team is not insisting on spending large amounts of money as the latest recruit is brought in.

The second signing has been confirmed by Luton Town as Ross Lafayette has joined from Welling United. The striker was due to sign a new contract with the Conference Premier League side, but changed his mind and has now signed a two year deal and is now ready to help the Hatters out in League Two.

Hatters boss John Still said, “Ross is a player we have had on our radar for a number of years, he’s always someone we’ve had in mind. He was one we thought about signing had we not captured Paul Benson. We signed Paul so we left it there, but subsequently he went on and enjoyed a terrific season with Welling last year. He showed that he could make the step-up from the Conference South to the Conference Premier. Ross has a lot of ingredients which make him an ideal signing. He’s quick, he’s strong and he knows how to score goals.”

The striker scored 17 goals last season, including one in the league against Luton in April. This continues the trend of signing lower league players. Still added, “The one thing that stood out for me during the talks was the player’s hunger and desire to do well for himself. That was the key. Ross knows that he’s got to work his absolute socks off to do well at Luton Town to be a success and I back him 100 per cent to do exactly that.”