Town duo would welcome Rea addition

Glen Rea during his loan spell with Luton
Glen Rea during his loan spell with Luton

Hatters duo Jack Marriott and Zane Banton would love to see Brighton defender Glen Rea join the squad.

Town have been linked with a move for the Irish U21 defender after a successful loan spell at Kenilworth Road last term, in which he made 10 appearances for the club.

Boss Nathan Jones is a huge fan of the Seagulls youngster and has previously admitted he would be interested in a permanent deal, although a small fee would be involved as Brighton recently extended his contract by a year.

Speaking at the club’s kit launch, Marriott said: “He’s a great lad and a really talented footballer.

“It would be be great if we get to sign him and he’d be an excellent addition to the squad because he’s a great player and would certainly strengthen the squad.”

Young Hatters striker Zane Banton would be more than happy to see the deal go through too, adding: “I was very impressed with Glen and I didn’t realise how young he was.

“He played like he’s a lot older and has been around for a lot longer, so I was very surprised when I found out he was 21.

“He’s a very good player and it would be good if we could get him on board as well as he put in a number of good performances for us.”