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10 May 2013

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Hatters beat off Football League interest to tie down midfielder

The Club are delighted to announce that Player of the Year Alex Lawless has signed a new two-year contract at Kenilworth Road.

The midfielder, who also received the Players’ Player of the Year award from his team-mates, held discussions with two League One clubs before deciding to commit his future with the Hatters.

Since signing from York City, the 28-year-old has been a regular in the middle of the park for the Town. This season saw Lawless feature in 48 of the Hatters’ 58 games and score five times, including a stunning winning goal that beat Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup in January.

In total the Welshman has scored 12 times in 124 appearances in Luton colours since making his debut in a 1-0 defeat at Wrexham in November 2010.

Town boss John Still told “Alex has had a great year and I have been really pleased with his contribution since I have been at the club.

“I’ve been really pleased with his quality and really pleased with his attitude, too. These are all components that we’re going to need to be successful.

“The fact that League One clubs wanted him – and I’m aware of who those clubs are – is a fantastic testament to what he thinks of Luton Town.

“He’s got a great association with this club and I think in his mind he’s thinking ‘I’ve been here three years and if I leave now it might be the best time, and I don’t want miss out on that’. That’s what I sold to him and naturally we’re delighted to have him on board for the next two years.”

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