Former Tudor Lafayette signs for League Two side Luton Town

Ross Lafayette
Ross Lafayette
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Luton Town have confirmed the signing of former Hemel Town striker Ross Lafayette from Welling United.

The 28-year-old’s arrival had been touted for a while, but he finally put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday.

Lafayette netted an impressive 16 goals in the Skrill Premier for Welling last season, including a superb strike against the Hatters at Park View Road in April.

The strong and pacey frontman enjoyed two successful seasons with the Kent club, who he helped win the Conference South title in the 2012/13 campaign.

He was also a regular goalscorer with the Tudors and Wealdstone prior to signing for Welling,

Hatters boss John Still told the Luton Town FC website: “Ross is a player we have had on our radar for a number of years, he’s always someone we’ve had in mind.

“He showed that he could make the step-up from the Conference South to the Conference Premier. Ross has a lot of ingredients which make him an ideal signing. He’s quick, he’s strong and he knows how to score goals.

“However, the one thing that stood out for me during the talks was the player’s hunger and desire to do well for himself. That was the key.

“Ross knows that he’s got to work his absolute socks off to do well at Luton Town to be a success and I back him 100 per cent to do exactly that.”