New signing Robert Snodgrass is looking forward to helping the Hatters’ push towards the Sky Bet Championship play-offs after agreeing a deal until the end of the season.
The midfielder left West Bromwich Albion by mutual consent during the January transfer window, and arrives at Kenilworth Road as a free agent.
Speaking after completing his deal this morning, in time to be eligible for the visit of Derby to Kenilworth Road tomorrow, the Scotland international midfielder said: "It’s good to get things finalised. I had a few options that I wanted to take my time and make sure that I was making my decision based on who was wanting me, and the right club for my traits and my qualities.
“The defining factor was the manager – it was all down to Nathan Jones. He went above and beyond to try and get me in through the door, which is always nice and especially at this stage of my career.
“It’s well-documented that I’ve not played in the last two months, so for him to show how much he wanted me in and be part of what he is building here, that was the crucial factor for me.
“He sat me down and he clearly knows his stuff on you, and in the end he’s bringing you towards a group of lads who are doing really well, through hard work and determination, and that’s exactly what I’ve done throughout my career.
“I’m delighted to be here and I just can’t wait to get in amongst it, be with the lads and hopefully continue on this great run of form, because the momentum is with the boys right now. If I can come in as an experienced head and try to add quality, and help the lads, that’s what I want to do.”
Having won promotion through the play-offs with Hull and been involved with several other promotion pushes, including at Aston Villa with Henri Lansbury, Jed Steer and James Bree, Snodgrass speaks with experience when he says: “It's an exciting time, and you want to be part of that.
“Everybody is pulling in the right direction, everybody wants to play, everybody wants to be part of it. You’ve got to believe that you can win football matches, and for me that’s all I’ve wanted to do as a footballer anyway. It doesn’t matter if I’m 16, or 34 as I am now, the same hunger is there, the same drive, and I know that Luton Town is a great place to be at the minute.
“I know a few of the lads already, with the ex-Villa boys I played with, Reece Burke was a young lad at West Ham when I was there, and I played with Alan Sheehan at Leeds a few years ago too.
“I’ve spoken to a few of the lads and I know they are really happy and delighted with the way the season’s turned, where they’ve kicked on and into the top half of the table to be just outside the play-off spots, with a couple of games in hand on some teams in there.
“We are out to try and win them and get ourselves into those play-off spots, then stay there.”