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31 May 2016

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Former Oxford striker shakes hands in a two-year deal at Kenilworth Road

Following on from the earlier announcement that Johnny Mullins has signed for Luton, we can now announce that ex-Oxford United striker Danny Hylton has also signed for the Hatters!

Hylton scored 15 goals for Oxford last season – their third highest scorer - helping them along the way to promotion into League 1. 

The 27 year old striker started his professional career with Aldershot Town in 2005 as a 16 year old. He remained with Aldershot until 2013, scoring 35 goals in 178 appearances. 

Following short spells with Rotherham, Bury and AFC Wimbledon, Hylton joined Oxford, where he made 85 appearances in total, scoring 26 goals. 

When asked about how it feels to join the Club, Hylton said “It’s an honour to join Luton – it’s a massive Club. Obviously last season I was playing against Luton, they’ve got a fantastic style of play especially since Nathan came on board, I’m excited to be here.” 

“I like to think that I bring more than just goals to the team, I like to work hard and try and create goals for other players too. If other plays are scoring and we’re winning games, then that’s perfect.”

Hylton is well known as industrious player. “I give 100% every single game, I’m a big believer in that. I believe if you are running around, and working hard, then the rest will come – if there’s 11 players on the pitch doing that, then you’ll be successful”, he said.

On his second signing of the day, Nathan Jones said “Danny is a great signing for us and he is a player I have admired for a long time now. Danny had offers from clubs in League One but has chosen to join us because he believes in what we are trying to build and achieve here and wants to be a vital part of making that happen." 
"Danny is another excellent character, he has a desire and hunger that I want to work with and his signing takes us further forward.  Danny is a very talented player who played a key part in Oxford United’s promotion to League One and I am excited to be working with him.”

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