Recent years have seen the re-emergence of Luton Town.
Long from the days of financial oblivion, the Hatters have embarked on a remarkable story from non-league, to Championship in no less than 5 years.
The successful era wouldn’t have been achievable without transfer bargains which have propelled the club into this position.
The Luton Town supporters will remember these players who all played their role in guiding the club to where it is now…
The two-time leading goalscorer for the Hatters joined for a free transfer in 2016 from Oxford United. Hylton will go down as one of Luton’s best transfer bargains in recent history as his goals per game ratio is quite self-explanatory: 50 league goals in 103 league appearances. It is nothing short of sensational.
He became Luton’s top scorer with 21 league goals in both of their League Two seasons. The goals dried up last season with 8 goals in 25 appearances, but it was still a necessary contribution which led to Luton winning the league.
Overall, 58 goals and 18 assists in 118 appearances is not a bad record for a free transfer.
The Luton captain first arrived in January 2016 on loan, and then joined on a permanent basis in May 2016. Like Hylton, the central defender was a shrewd free transfer and quickly became a fan-favourite.
He made 41 appearances in his full campaign and he was rewarded for his performances with a place on the League Two Team of the Season for the EFL, Sky Bet and EA Sports. In addition, he earned the Supporters’ Player of the Year and Internet Player of the Year. He deservedly was given the plaudits for captaining in their promotion-winning season.
He is yet to make a league appearance this season; though, it is likely he will have a continued effect behind-the-scenes as club captain.
James Collins signed for an undisclosed transfer fee for James Collins. Whatever the true figure is, his goals tallies in all of the EFL divisions prove Luton made the right call in banking in on the former Crawley Town striker.