Luton Town have signed Northampton Town’s Lawson D’Ath for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed on the club website.

The 24-year-old midfielder joined the Cobblers in 2014 on a free transfer and played a vital role in last season’s promotion campaign. However, D’Ath has found game-time harder to come by this season since the departure of former boss Chris Wilder and has only made four appearances, with his last coming in an October EFL Trophy fixture. He signs an 18-month contract with the option of a further year.

Luton boss Nathan Jones was pleased to sign the the Reading academy product, whom he played alongside at Yeovil Town, “He’ll add real quality and energy to our squad, and we’ve managed to sign him on what could turn out to be a two-and-a-half year contract.

“We had him as a 19-year-old from Reading and we were League One then at Yeovil.

“I played with him and he was a great lad attitude-wise. He was fit, he was energetic, he’s learned a lot since then because he’s developed physically, and mentally he’s a lot stronger.

“In the shapes that we play, he’s a round peg for a round hole. He ticks all the boxes we have here, he wants to develop, he wants to get better and he’s shown a real desire to come here in the face of having a lot of options to go to other League Two clubs. We are delighted to have him.”

Lawson D’Ath will bring almost 150 appearances of Football League experience to the Hatters and is happy to be at the club:

“I’m delighted to be here. As soon as heard that Luton were interested, this is where I wanted to come. I made my mind up pretty quickly.

“I know the gaffer from playing with him at Yeovil, so I know all about the way he works, and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a big club as well, but working with the gaffer was a big factor and the size of the club was important. I’m really happy.”

D’Ath isn’t cup-tied and could make his Luton debut against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup on Saturday. He will wear number 24 for his new club.

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