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STUART MOORE THANKS HATTERS FOR WARM WELCOME

3 February 2017

The 22-year-old made his debut for Town on Tuesday night

New loan signing Stuart Moore has thanked Luton Town fans for the welcome they have given him to Kenilworth Road – and for their backing during a difficult debut on Tuesday night against Cheltenham.

Speaking to lutontown.co.uk, the 22-year-old signed on loan until the end of the season explained how he went from playing for Reading Under-23s one night, to playing in Sky Bet League Two the next.

“It was a bit crazy how it all happened,” said Isle of Wight-born Moore. “I played Monday night and got a phone call after the game saying it was a possibility, then woke up Tuesday saying we want to get it done. And next thing I know I was up at Luton, signing and then on the pitch.

“Obviously it’s not ideal playing two games in 24 hours, but it’s part of football – you’ve just got to roll with it sometimes.

“I was excited. As soon as I got the call I wanted to come and play here. I see the ambition of the club and I just couldn’t wait for the chance really.”

After signing the paperwork early afternoon on Tuesday, Moore went to a hotel to relax before heading back to the Kenny to prepare for the 7.45pm kick-off.

He said: “I didn’t really get a huge amount of rest, but next thing you know I’m back in the changing room, meeting all the lads and getting familiarised with them before I go and play 90 minutes with them. It just all happened so quick.”

On the game itself, in which Moore had to pick the ball out of the back of the net after an early error, and then twice more in the 3-2 defeat, he said: “It was a disappointing night, and I would have liked to have got off to a better start. It’s just one of those things. In football, sometimes it happens.

“I’m sure on Saturday we’ll pick ourselves up, go again and we’ll keep putting pressure on the top of the league, because that’s where we want to be.”

On the reception he received from the Town faithful following that early set-back, he added: “I thought the crowd were brilliant to be honest. They welcomed me with open arms.

“I’ve had some great messages and I’d like to thank the fans for the welcome to the club. It seems like a great club and I’m looking forward to showing what I can do and playing the rest of the season here.”


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