Hammers Striker joins until 24th March
The Hatters have completed the signing of West Ham striker Elliot Lee on loan until 24th March. Elliot who is 20 years of age and son of former England midfielder Rob Lee, came through as a youth team player for the Hammers and turned pro in August 2012 making his Premier League debut in August 2013.
While playing for the Hammers development squad Lee scored 11 goals during the 13/14 season including a hat-trick against Newcastle reserves as well as a hat-trick against Woking in a pre-season friendly.
Since turning pro, Lee has also had spells on loan to Colchester Utd and more recently Southend Utd.
On joining the club Lee said “I’ve come here to score goals, that’s what the manager’s asked me here to do, and hopefully I can keep doing what I’ve been doing throughout my career and scoring. I’ve heard all about the fans and I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere at Kenilworth Road.”
Manager John Still said “I’ve known Elliot for a long while, his brother was with me at Dagenham and Redbridge and I know his Dad Rob, who was an excellent player – they’re local to me so we’ve had our eye on him for a while. He’s a fox in the box, with a good goal scoring record so we’re hoping he’ll bring more goals to the team. Elliot’s been on the bench quite a few times at West Ham, as well as against Manchester Utd in the cup, so he’s well thought of there and we’re happy to have him here at Luton”.
Asked whether Lee might start this weekend at AFC Wimbledon Still said, “It’s probably a bit too soon. He might be on the bench on Saturday, but he’ll get a full week’s training next week so we’ll see what happens then.”
Here's what Elliot had to say about signing for the Hatters: