Potts signs a two year deal with the Hatters
Twenty one year old Potts arrives at Kenilworth Road from West Ham United, where he joined as a scholar in 2010, making his reserve debut against Wolves in April 2011. His senior debut came in December the same year, appearing in a 1-0 victory over Barnsley.
Potts, who has experience playing in the Premier League has also had spells on loan with Colchester United and Portsmouth. Since 2012, he’s also figured five times in England U18 – U20 teams.
Dan comes from a footballing family, and credits his father, former West Ham club captain Steve Potts, with helping him into professional football.
On joining the Hatters, Potts said “I’m over the moon to have signed for Luton Town. I can’t wait to crack on. Promotion is the key for me, I want success”.
On making the move from The Hammers Potts said “West Ham’s a big Club, but so is Luton and they want to succeed so in that respect the two clubs are no different. They have great fan bases, and coming into the setup at Luton, will be good for me and hopefully we’ll push on and get up the leagues”
On his latest signing, manager John Still said of Potts “He’s young man, a young player who’s reasonably experienced. He’s played in the Premier League, he’s played lower league – a left sided defender who can play left back and centre half – he’ll be a good addition to our squad.” Potts becomes another in a list of players signing from West Ham including Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and Elliott Lee on loan last season.
The manager added “He’s always been a player that we were interested in if it became possible, and when you look at the other players we’ve taken from West Ham, and other local teams, it gives us a good opportunity to look and we’ve been looking at Dan for some time. He knows how to defend, he’s a good talker, a good organiser so although he’s only 21, he’s got experience”.
In signing Potts, Still feels that the Club are adding some strength at the back. “We felt we needed someone else at the back, and he plays centre half as well. So we’ve added some strength in depth”