Reaction from Jernade Meade loan signing
John Still believes the lure of returning home to Luton was a big reason behind securing the loan signing of Jernade Meade.
The Luton-born left-footer has agreed a deal until the end of the season from Premier League club Swansea City and Still hopes a move to his hometown club will benefit the youngster.
“He’s from Luton and that’s been a big pull,” Still told Hatters Player. “It’s an area he knows well and I think it will give him the chance to reproduce his best form.
“Sometimes in life you get the perfect fit, and I think that’s the case for Jernade and for us.”
So how exactly have the Town been able to snap up the 21-year-old, who, after all, played in the Champions League last season while at Arsenal.
“Sweet talk!” smiled Still. “We do have a good scouting network, and knowledge and contacts but I think when the manager and the player sit down – that’s when you work it out.
“When we sat down Jernade felt as though he needs to be competing for first team football for the good of his career. At Arsenal and at Swansea he was only really competing for a place in their reserves.
“Jernade was the one who wanted to do this and we’re happy to have him. He’s aware of Luton, he’s from Luton and once the move was first mooted he did his research on us. I think he’s fully aware of what we’re capable of doing and that’s nice.”
Check out the full interviews with John and Jernade on Hatters Player.