Hatters new-boy is "excited for the new challenge"
As Luke Gambin prepares for his first day’s training as a Luton Town player, the Malta international told lutontown.co.uk he’s looking forward to the challenge of helping the Hatters push for promotion to Sky Bet League One.
The 23-year-old joined the Town yesterday for an undisclosed fee from fellow League Two club Barnet, and he will meet his new team-mates for the first time this morning at Ely Way.
Gambin knows the Town squad from playing against them – the last of his 136 appearances for his only club so far in his career came at Kenilworth Road on New Year’s Eve – and can’t wait to get going alongside them in front of the Hatters’ passionate support.
“It feels brilliant to be here,” said Gambin. “I’m glad it’s over and done with now and I’m really excited for the new challenge. I’m looking forward to it.
“The size of the club, the fans, the manager and the quality in the team all made the decision an easy one. I’m excited by it and can’t wait to get started.
“Of course, it’s a challenge. You want to play in front of big crowds, and obviously when you’re winning it’s great for the fans to get behind you, you get a real drive to drive the team on, so I’ll enjoy it. I can’t wait.”
Gambin met Hatters boss Nathan Jones at Kenilworth Road yesterday morning and the deal was done by the end of the day.
Asked what the Welshman said to convince him to sign, he replied: “I wouldn’t say it was anything in particular. I just clicked with him when I met him this morning.
“It’s clear the quality that Luton have. They are there for a reason. I’m sure they can push on and I’m just here to help the boys. I know they’ve got a great team here. That’s what I want to do, just chip in and help the team as best I can.”
On what Town fans – some of whom saw him score against the Hatters in Barnet’s 2-1 win at the Hive last Easter – Gambin said: “I’m an attacking midfielder. I try to excite the place. I want to add more goals to my game and assists, but I see myself as an attacking player, and hopefully I can hit the ground running.”