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3 June 2014

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The Hatters first signing of the summer pays tribute to boss and assistant

New right-back Curtley Williams can’t wait to get started at Kenilworth Road after penning a two-year contract with the Hatters last month.

The 24-year-old defender has arrived in Bedfordshire after two successful seasons with Lowestoft Town, who he helped win promotion to the Conference South last term.

And while his intention was to always to sign on the dotted line once he knew the Hatters were interested, it was the thorough background check undertaken by boss John Still and Terry Harris that sealed the deal.

“I came in to meet with them both and tried to play it cool but I was setting foot in Luton, a massive club and I was over the moon when they offered me something,” explained Williams to Hatters Player, who began his career as youngster at Ipswich before spells in Spain – at the Glenn Hoddle Academy – and South Africa.

“My mum and girlfriend came along to meet John and Terry as well. We were showed around, and, let’s face it, Luton is such a big club I knew before the meeting that I wanted to sign. Looking around the stadium and knowing the history I am really grateful for the chance.

“John and Terry had done their research, and that really did blow me away. They had loads of match reports on me. They even labelled some of my weaknesses and a goal I conceded during a game. I’d forgotten about that game but they made me remember it!

“Signing for Luton Town is a bit surreal and I don’t think it will sink in until the 30th June when Dave [Richardson, fitness coach] and Simon [Parsell, physiotherapist] will have me running around the pitch.

“But I’m looking forward to it and can’t wait to get started.”

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