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9th January 2017 21:13

Lawson D'Ath joins Luton having turned down Mansfield (he wanted too much money)


lutontown.co.uk, 6th January 2017

Attacking mdfielder signs from champions Northampton

The Hatters are delighted to confirm the signing of attacking midfielder Lawson D’Ath from Sky Bet League One club Northampton Town.

The Town have agreed undisclosed terms with the Cobblers to enable the 24-year-old to join on an 18-month contract to the end of June 2018, with the club having the option to extend it for a further year.

D’Ath has spent the past two-and-a-half seasons at Sixfields - where he played a major role in Northampton’s League Two championship success last term - since being released by Reading in 2014.

Manager Jones told lutontown.co.uk: “With us losing Cameron McGeehan, we wanted to add a strength and a quality to our squad to get it back up to full quota.

“In terms of Cameron, it’s goals as an attacking midfield player and we’ve got good options here already, but when the chance came to sign Lawson, it was an opportunity we couldn’t really turn down.

“He is a player I know very well; a young player but with real good League experience, including a promotion last year with Northampton.

“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.”

Recalling the spell together at Yeovil, where D’Ath played 14 times and scored one goal, the gaffer added: “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.

“I knew him then so I always had him on my radar, but from the many games I’ve seen him play for Northampton, I know he’ll add a quality and bring something different to our squad.

“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.”

Speaking after his first training session on the Kenilworth Road pitch this morning before boarding the coach for tomorrow’s Emirates FA Cup third round tie at Accrington Stanley, for which he is eligible, D’Ath said: “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.”

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Delighted to have signed for a great club in @LutonTown can't wait to get going and give everything I've got to help get promotion


after Blackpool v Mansfield game
by Martin Shaw

After the game, boss Steve Evans ... also confirmed that Mansfield had been interested in Northampton midfielder Lawson D'Ath but the deal has fallen through. The player asked for too much money.



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