The 28-year-old will be hoping to make an instant impact in his first game against third-placed Bournemouth. Luton will undoubtedly be the underdogs but, with the addition of the versatile Naismith, a shock could be on the cards.
Luton Complete Naismith Signing
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The Hatters have completed the signing of Kal Naismith following his departure from Wigan Athletic earlier this month.
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Naismith ‘Delighted’ With Move
Speaking to Luton Town’s official website, Naismith expressed his delight at signing for the club, saying: “I’m excited to meet the lads and I’m delighted I’m here, looking forward to getting started.
“I loved my time at Wigan and I’m very grateful for the opportunity that the club gave me to go and play Championship football. There were some great lads and staff members, it was excellent for me and my career, but I’m looking forward to the next step now.
“It has been a tough few months and I’m just looking forward to getting back into that environment with the lads and back in the Championship, which is a great league.
“It’s a challenging league and obviously Luton are doing well. I’m looking forward to joining the lads and hopefully keep doing as well as they are.”
Manager Nathan Jones also shared his delight of the move, saying: “Kal is a real good fit for us. He’s played against us many times over the years and he’s one that we tried to get in the summer. It wasn’t possible then, but we are delighted to get him in now.
“Position wise, we’ve brought him in as a left-sided player but we know that he is so versatile. He’s played left wing, wide right, up front, left-back, left centre-half – so he gives us real options and ticks a lot of boxes with his experience and character.
“We signed a lot of younger players in the close season that we will develop and make better. Kal is a real good age, one that we believe is Championship-ready, and you have to have a blend of both.”
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