Goalkeeper Jack Walton is relishing a ‘new challenge’ at Kenilworth Road after becoming Luton Town’s second signing of the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old has been at Barnsley for the last nine years of his career and moves permanently for the first time, adding to the depth of the goalkeeping department at Luton Town.
After finalising his move at The Brache today, Walton said: “I’m delighted to get it over the line and get it done. It’s a great new challenge for me to come to Luton. I’ve been around the training ground – it’s an amazing set-up – and I’m ready and raring to go.
“I’ve been at Barnsley a long time and I think that’s the reason I’m ready for a fresh start, a new challenge. I’ve had ups and downs of football there, but I feel that I’ve got good experience that I can bring to the squad.”
After visiting Kenilworth Road with Barnsley and experiencing the atmosphere as a visiting player, he added: “I’ll be glad to be on the home side because it’s not a nice place to play when you’re an away team. I’m happy to be on the right side now!”
And with welcome faces such as Carlton Morris and Cauley Woodrow in the dressing room, as well as goalkeeping coach Kevin Pilkington, Walton is looking to settle straight away.
“It is nice to have people that I know, a couple of the lads, who will help me settle in really quickly and obviously a big factor in me coming here is Pilks. He’s an exceptional goalkeeping coach and an amazing person so I’m really looking forward to working under him.
“I’m a player that wants to work extremely hard, I wear my heart on my sleeve, I’m really passionate and basically I just want to win!
“There is a game tomorrow so I’m looking forward to getting straight into it. I know the team is doing really well so I’m here to support and push.”