New Luton signings are thrilled to put pen to paper at Kenilworth Road

Duo added to the development squad

By Mike Simmonds
Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:16 am
Town new boy Josh Williams
Town new boy Josh Williams

Luton' s two new U21 additions Conor Lawless and Josh Williams were elated to sign on the dotted line and complete their development deals at Kenilworth Road today.

Williams, 21, who was a scholar at Aston Villa, featuring in the U18s Premier League, finished runner-up in Division Two during the 2017-18 campaign, also winning the Premier League Cup that season, and has made three appearances for Wales U19s.

On joining the Hatters, the left back said: "It’s been a bit stop-start since I first came here.

"I came down on March 1st before the pandemic, got injured, came back after lockdown – then the game got called off because of Covid!

“So it’s been a long road, but it’s done now it’s been good because I’ve got to know the lads quite well, I’ve been here so often.

"I’ve also been able to get a real feel of the club, which is only going one in one direction, so I’m really happy it’s all worked out.”

Meanwhile Lawless was a regular for Reading's Premier League Division Two side last season, also making a first team debut in the Royals' 1-0 defeat at Luton in the FA Cup third round back in January.

The midfielder added: "I came in towards the end of last season when I heard I wasn’t getting a new deal at Reading, and was lucky enough to train here at Kenilworth Road, which was great.

“I’ve been here for a while and now I’ve signed, I’m delighted.

"It’s great to be at this kind of club.

"Luton feels like a real family club, I felt at home here straight away, so I can’t wait to get started.”