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4 June 2019

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4 June 2019

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The Hatters are delighted to announce that terms have been agreed with Callum McManaman, who will become the first signing of the Graeme Jones era when the winger’s contract with fellow Sky Bet Championship outfit Wigan Athletic expires at the end of the month.

The 28-year-old will officially become a Luton Town player on 1st July.

After beginning his professional career at then-Premier League side Wigan – where new Town boss Jones was assistant manager to Roberto Martinez – the Merseyside born wide-man helped the Latics to their famous FA Cup win over Manchester City in 2013, earning the Man of the Match award at Wembley.

He would depart a year-and-a-half later for West Bromwich Albion in a near £5m deal, having played in the Europa League with Wigan.

Spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland followed, before he returned to the DW Stadium outfit on a one-year deal for last season.

Speaking to iFollow Hatters earlier this afternoon, McManaman was delighted to commit his future to the Town.

He said: “I am made up. I am looking forward to pre-season and I can’t wait now, to get back playing and enjoying myself. I am looking forward to meeting all the lads and getting started.

“I worked with Graeme Jones for a few years at Wigan. I really enjoyed working with him and he got the best out of me, so hopefully he can do that again.

“I have played in the Championship for a while now and played in the Premier League a few years ago under Graeme and Roberto Martinez, so hopefully I can show what I can do again.

“Graeme didn’t have to say much to get me to sign. He just said he was going to get the best out of me, we will play football, which I already knew because I have seen a few games from last season. As soon as he said that really, he knows how to get the best out of me. I know Luton play good football and that’s what I want to get involved in.”

Callum is looking to get the Kenilworth Road faithful on their feet with his performances, as he explained he is your typical tricky winger.

“I am a tricky winger, I like to go past people and excite the fans, to get crosses in and have a couple of shots. I am an attacking player,” he continued.

“The Championship is a very tough league. It’s brutal, with the size of the games and the intensity, but we are going to give it our best shot. Home form is massive, and I know it has been good at Kenilworth Road the last two years. Hopefully we can carry that on.”

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