New Hatters signing Alan Sheehan has revealed that despite being a wanted man this summer, there was only ever going to be one destination for him, Kenilworth Road.
Town fought off the attentions from a number of other teams to capture the 29-year-old on a two-year deal last week, after the Irishman enjoyed an excellent loan spell at the club last term, with a number of eye-catching displays.
“We knew there was a bit of interest there, but I said, ‘look, just get the Luton thing sorted.’”Alan Sheehan
Speaking exclusively to the News/Gazette, Sheehan confirmed Luton was always his number one choice, as he said: “There was a good couple of clubs, but I wasn’t really interested, I enjoyed playing for Luton and under Nathan Jones, so for me it’s all about enjoying my football.
“We’d been speaking for a bit but it wasn’t difficult at all. I let my agent deal with everything. We knew there was a bit of interest there, but I said, ‘look, just get the Luton thing sorted.’
“I really enjoyed it, I played 20 games in a row which was good, I was happy with how it went, the fans have been great to me, so I didn’t really see a reason to go anywhere else.”
Playing for Town boss Nathan Jones was also a huge factor in Sheehan’s decision as he continued: “I’ve said it before, he’s so hungry and passionate and since he’s come in we’ve won a number of games.
“The style he wants to play is night and day. It’s pass, pass, pass, which some fans are going to want to launch it forward at some stage, and there is a time to do that. But I think it’s about being patient and trusting and exactly what the manager wants to do.
“As it’s not like a two or three month process, he’s building for next season and I think he’s looking long term more than short term.”
The reaction on social media to Sheehan signing has been a hugely positive one too as the defender quipped: “It’s incredible, unbelievable. The way they’ve been at times, I thought they were kind of mixing me up with someone else!”