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HATTERS COMPLETE JOSH McQUOID SIGNING

29 June 2015

Summer signing number six arrives at Kenilworth Road

  • Josh McQuoid, 25-year-old striker
  • Came through ranks at Bournemouth
  • Once signed for Millwall for £500,000
  • Helped Cherries win promotion from League 1
  • Capped five times for Northern Ireland

Forward Josh McQuoid has become the Town’s sixth signing of the summer. 


The 25-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Kenilworth Road having left Premier League-bound AFC Bournemouth.


McQuoid, who has been capped five times for Northern Ireland, came through the ranks at Dean Court and scored 10 times 69 League appearances in his first spell for the Cherries.


That form was enough for then-Championship Millwall to shell out half-a-million pounds for his signature in 2011.


Josh’s time at the New Den was a short one, however, and, after he was loaned to Burnley in 2012, he rejoined Bournemouth under ex-boss Eddie Howe.


Back on the South Coast, McQuoid was a regular as he helped the Cherries win promotion from League 1 in 2012/13, playing 39 times that season.


Over the course of the last two campaigns, with Bournemouth eyeing a place in the top flight, McQuoid was sent out on loan to clubs in League 1.


In 2013/14 he spent time with Peterborough, where he helped Posh win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, scoring the opening goal at Wembley in their 3-1 victory over Chesterfield.


Last season Josh spent time out on loan at Coventry. He scored five goals for the Sky Blues in League 1, all of which came in a nine-game spell early in the campaign.


On his latest capture, Town boss John Still told lutontown.co.uk: “Josh is a very good player; experienced but a good age, too.


“He’s a busy player, a buzzy one – he can play down the middle as a two or in a three – and he’s versatile, can score and can create goals. I think his all-round play is first-class.


“With Bournemouth’s rise to the Premier League I think he feels as though he’s got to play catch-up with his career again. I sense that he’s hungry to resume his career and we’re delighted to have secured his future.”


McQuoid added: “The size of the club and the support was a major factor in signing but I want to achieve something here.


“I could tell from the first meeting with the manager that this was a club that wanted to go places and I didn’t want to sign for a mediocre club happy just to sit in the middle of the league.


“I’ve come here to do well and help this club win promotion.”


McQuoid joins Jack Marriott, Scott Cuthburt, Cameron McGeehan, Dan Potts and Stephen O’Donnell as permanent additions to the Hatters playing staff. 


The full interview with Josh is now onHatters Player HD.


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