Cook desperate to win things with Luton

Jordan Cook in action for Walsall last season - pic: saddlers.co.uk/David Linney
Jordan Cook in action for Walsall last season - pic: saddlers.co.uk/David Linney
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New Luton signing Jordan Cook is determined to experience that winning feeling after agreeing a move to Kenilworth Road last week.

The 26-year-old forward was agonisingly denied promotion from League One by a single point while at Walsall last term as they finished just behind Burton Albion and then lost in the play-offs.

“The fact that I knew if I went with Nathan, it would help me as I want to win things in my career was key.”

Jordan Cook

The previous season, Cook tasted Wembley disappointment for the Saddlers too, losing 2-0 to Bristol City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Now after penning a two year deal at Luton, Cook is desperate to rectify those crushing defeats and believes with Nathan Jones at the helm, he has every opportunity.

Speaking to the News/Gazette, Cook said: “I had three, four, five offers initially, then actual offers came in, three that I was considering, one being Luton.

“The fact that I knew if I went with Nathan, it would help me as I want to win things in my career was key.

“I’ve come close twice now, in the JPT Final where I was fuming and gutted about that, then I missed out on promotion last year by a point with Walsall.

“It was just the fact that you can tell what this team (Luton) had.

“I had a look through it and looked at it, it just looked like it was definitely, definitely on the verge of something special and I just wanted to be part of it.”

Promotion is clearly the main aim for Town this season, with Cook having no hesitation in dropping down a level, after playing 36 games for the Saddlers in League One last term.

He continued: “I was speaking to my family about it and my dad’s a massive influence.

“We didn’t see it as a step down, because Luton’s a massive club, the fanbase is huge.

“I could never ever say anything bad about my time at Walsall because I loved it there, loved the fans and loved my time with the lads there, I thought we did really well for what we had.

“But now I’ve come down and really think that this team has got something about them to do something special, hopefully this season.

“The main aim is getting promotion and getting promotion in the right way, playing the right type of football and actually winning the league.

“The lads are hungry, you can tell, we’ve had meetings about it and everyone’s just chomping at the bit now for games.”