DONE DEAL: Luton Town has completed the signing of England international winger  on a short-term contract until January.

Manager Rob Edwards has completed the short-term contract signing of England international winger Andros Townsend until January.

The 32-year-old arrives at Kenilworth Road with 264 Premier League outings to his name, in addition to 13 caps for his country.

After graduating from the Tottenham Hotspur system, he went on to make over a century of Spurs appearances before moving on to Newcastle, Crystal Palace, and, most recently, Everton.

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“I feel like it’s a good fit and these last couple of weeks have been good for both parties,” Townsend, who will wear squad number 30 for the Hatters, added. I believe it has to be right, and I believe we’ve looked at each other and done so in the previous two weeks.

“I’ve seen where I can help this team, and the manager has seen where I can help – whether on the field, in the locker room, or on the practice field – with my enthusiasm and experience.”

“Plus, Luton are my local team – I live 20-25 minutes away – so I’ve kept an eye on their progress, and seeing them win promotion in the Championship play-off final was fantastic for the club.”

“I never thought I’d pull on the Luton shirt, so it’s a huge honour to play again in the Premier League for this club, and hopefully get help this club get as many points as we can and see where it takes us.”

“Andros has undeniable Premier League quality, which he has demonstrated in this league and on the international stage,” Edwards stated of his newest signing. Of course, he’s had a bad period with injuries due to no fault of his own – and we wouldn’t be able to sign him if he hadn’t played in the previous 18 months.

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“However, we can help each other: he can come in and give everything, bringing out those technical qualities to help us, and we can give him a platform to show everyone what he’s all about.”

“He adds more competition at the top end of the pitch, which we know at this level requires you to win that battle.” He also possesses a certain amount of magic, and we aim to make the most of him.

“He’s been brilliant, and his attitude has been outstanding.” He’s a humble, hardworking man who we’ll gain from having on a weekly basis at the training facility. Young players will look up to him and think, “Those are the standards I need to meet.” He’s been flawless.

“On the field, we want him to have an impact on what we’re doing, but we’re not going to put pressure on him.” We’re not going to ask for too much too soon. He is naturally fit. But there’s also the matter of being Premier League fit and able to enter games and make an impact. So the next stage will be to devise a strategy for this.

“However, we’re overjoyed to have him. We think he can have a beneficial impact, and we see no reason why he won’t.”

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