Luton Town confirm the loan signing of Andy Mangan
The Town have completed the loan signing of striker Andy Mangan until the end of the season from Forest Green Rovers.
The 27-year-old England C international forward has been training with the Hatters since February and although the loan window closed last week, the documents were submitted in time with the striker provisionally registered, while the Town awaited the outcome of a contractual issue between the player and his club to be resolved.
Mangan has enjoyed prolific spells in the Conference over the years which has seen him net 72 league goals in 159 appearances whilst with Forest Green, Wrexham and Fleetwood.
He began his career as a youngster at Blackpool but after spells at Accrington Stanley and Bury it was with Forest Green that he shot to prominence, scoring 26 goals in 46 games during the 2008/09 campaign.
The following season saw him move to Wrexham and in the second half of that campaign the Liverpudlian hit seven goals in 23 appearances. Wrexham came mighty close to winning promotion the following season with Mangan again among the goals. He netted 16 times in 44 games, including the winner in the league meeting against the Hatters at the Racecourse in November 2010. He also scored at Kenilworth Road in the second leg of the Play-Offs.
Following the Dragons’ failure to win promotion, Mangan joined Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2011 and the season of 2011/12 saw him earn a title winners’ medal. He scored 20 goals in 45 games for the Cod Army as they ran away with the Conference championship.
Last season saw Mangan’s appearances in League 2 limited but he still managed to hit four goals in 14 games, and last summer he returned to Forest Green. However he has been restricted to just three league starts this term.
Town boss John Still told lutontown.co.uk: “Andy’s arrival strengthens the squad as we enter the final seven games of the season.
“He joined Forest Green this summer, where he had done well previously, but for whatever reason it hasn’t worked out.
“It goes without saying how good his goalscoring record is and that is something which I am sure we will benefit from.”
Mangan will wear squad number 44 and is eligible to feature in tonight’s fixture at Dartford.