Signing number two as Luton bring in U’s striker Hylton

New Luton signing Danny Hylton
New Luton signing Danny Hylton

Luton Town have made their second signing of the afternoon with Oxford United striker Danny Hylton arriving on a two year deal.

The 27-year-old follows ex-U’s captain Johnny Mullins in moving to Kenilworth Road and bolster Hatters’ striking options for the 2016-17 campaign.

“They’ve got a fantastic style of play especially since Nathan (Jones) came on board, I’m excited to be here.”

Danny Hylton

Hylton was Oxford’s third top scorer last term, netting 14 goals in 52 games, and scored 30 times in his 101 appearances since moving to the Kassam Stadium from Rotherham in June 2014.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hylton said: “It’s an honour to join Luton – it’s a massive club. Obviously last season I was playing against Luton, they’ve got a fantastic style of play especially since Nathan (Jones) came on board, I’m excited to be here.

“I like to think that I bring more than just goals to the team, I like to work hard and try and create goals for other players too.

“If other plays are scoring and we’re winning games, then that’s perfect.

“I give 100 per cent every single game, I’m a big believer in that. I believe if you are working hard, then the rest will come, if there’s 11 players on the pitch doing that, then you’ll be successful.”

Meanwhile, boss Nathan Jones, who has now brought in experienced trio Alan Sheehan, Mullins and Hylton, added: “Danny is a great signing for us and he is a player I have admired for a long time now.

“Danny had offers from clubs in League One but has chosen to join us because he believes in what we are trying to build and achieve here and wants to be a vital part of making that happen.

“Danny is another excellent character, he has a desire and hunger that I want to work with and his signing takes us further forward.

“Danny is a very talented player who played a key part in Oxford United’s promotion to League One and I am excited to be working with him.”