It's official: Joe Pigott signs on loan from Championship side
Charlton Athletic striker Joe Pigott has become the second player in a week to sign on-loan for the rest of the season for the Hatters.
The 22-year-old joins defender Alan Sheehan at Kenilworth Road to become manager Nathan Jones’s latest recruit.
Maidstone-born Pigott signs for the Town having spent the last 12 months on loan at Southend, who he helped win promotion from League 2 via the Play-Offs last season.
The young forward scored the Shrimpers’ last-gasp extra-time equaliser against Wycombe in May and found the target in the shootout victory against Wycombe which saw Phil Brown’s side promoted.
Having scored seven goals for Southend last season, Pigott returned to Roots Hall in August for a second loan spell and this season, despite being limited to just 12 starts, he still found the net five times, all of which came in a four-match spell with braces against Crewe and Crawley.
A product of the Charlton academy, Pigott rose through the ranks when Jones was in charge of the Under-21 side at the Valley, and he scored on his Addicks debut in a 4-0 League Cup win over Oxford in 2013.
Pigott has also enjoyed time out on loan at Bromley, Gillingham and Newport, and goes straight into the Hatters squad to face Notts County on Saturday.
On his latest signing, Jones told lutontown.co.uk: “I’ve worked with Joe before. He’s an excellent young striker who has scored goals wherever he has been.
“He’s been brought into the Club because he is the type of player we want here. He fits all of our criteria and adds competition to an area we are already very strong in.
“I’m delighted to have been able to bring Joe here and the fact we have been able to beat other clubs to his signature speaks volumes about this Club.”