John Still’s smile said it all after the Town unveiled the permanent signing of Pelly Ruddock from West Ham United.
“I don’t need to tell Luton supporters about Pelly,” he said. “They’ve seen him, they know what he’s about.
“What’s really pleased me is that Pelly had loads of options to go elsewhere and he chose us, and for that reason I’m absolutely delighted.”
Ruddock returns to Kenilworth Road after a hugely successful loan spell with the Town in December.
He returned to Upton Park after sustaining an injury in the 6-0 win over Kidderminster but Still was always hopeful that the 20-year-old would return to Bedfordshire.
“It’s something we’ve been trying to do since he went back to West Ham,” said Still. “I was delighted that we were able to get him on loan but West Ham in the first place but, after he was injury, they recalled him and I understood that.
“But from day one we were always trying to see if there was a way of bringing him back and eventually the talks between ourselves and West Ham have led us to path we now find ourselves in.
“I stayed on and on and on about it and now we’ve got him.”