Young striker pens a new deal with Luton

Luton Town striker Isaac Vassell has agreed a contract extension through to the summer of 2018.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 2:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
Hatters striker Isaac Vassell has signed a new deal at the club

The 22-year-old, who was snapped up in July after chief recruitment officer Mick Harford spotted him playing for National League South side Truro City last term, was awarded a one-year deal off the back of his impressive performances in pre-season.

He opened his account for the club in the 2-0 win at Morecambe recently, following it up with the winner during Luton’s 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy victory over Swindon Town, taking his tally to two goals in 24 appearances.

Speaking the club’s official website, Jones, who has frequently described Vassell as an ‘animal’ during his post match interviews, said: “We are delighted with the progress Isaac has made. We gave him an opportunity and he’s grabbed it with both hands.

“He’s different to what we’ve got and he’s hungry – that’s why we’ve decided to take up the option and give him a new contract.

“Over the five months since he’s been here he’s done really well to impress us and grasp his chance.

“He’s had a few peaks and troughs over that time, but overall he’s proved to be a real asset and we are excited by him with what he brings to us.”

Meanwhile, Vassell added: “I’m absolutely buzzing, but I know I need to keep doing what I’ve been doing and work even harder to improve.

“I feel I’ve played my part in recent weeks and I’m settled at the club and living in the area after moving up from the south-west.

“Hopefully I can keep developing with the great coaching we get here under the gaffer, Paul Hart and Joaquin Gomez, as well as learning from the more experienced players around me who’ve been a massive help in my first few months.”