Still delighted to finally capture McGeehan

Town boss John Still lauded the signing of young midfielder Cameron McGeehan who has joined on a month’s loan from Norwich City, writes Mike Simmonds.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17th January 2014, 8:56 am
Hatters boss John Still
Hatters boss John Still

The Luton chief admitted he has been a long time admirer of the 18-year-old who should go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Skrill Premier clash against Wrexham.

Still said: “I’ve known Cameron for a couple of years, I saw him as a 16-year-old playing U21s and he looked like a man playing that sort of football.

“He captained their side in the FA Youth Cup (last season) and was always one I’ve had on my radar.

“When we had the situation where Pelly (Ruddock Mpanzu) had to go back (to West Ham) and Jonathan Smith had the injury, technically we lost two players.

“We’re just making sure we’re competitive in that department, so we’ve only brought one in, because Solly (Solomon Taiwo) is getting back to fitness.

“I was really pleased with the other day (against Cambridge), as under normal circumstances, he’d have only played an hour, but I just thought we’ll leave him, and he got through it.

“(Andy) Parry is coming back, but not ready yet, so we’re anxious not to push him.

“That leaves us with Matt Robinson, Kane (Ferdinand) and moving Alex Lawless from the wide position if we have too.

“After a month, lets have a look and see because Andy Parry and Solly would be back, but we said that about Jon Shaw and he kept getting set backs, we said that about Alex Lawless and he kept getting set backs,

“So it was important we got the other body in and he’ll do well.”

Still admitted he used the recommendation of goalkeeping coach Jeff Wood, who worked at Carrow Road prior to joining Luton.

He added: “Jeff Wood knows him very, very well as he worked at Norwich for quite some time.

“So we leant a little bit on Jeff’s knowledge.

“When we first enquired about Cameron, which was earlier this season before Pelly came in, we took Pelly because he was round the corner in Wembley.

“When Pelly went back, we went back (to Norwich) and said, when the window opens would it be a possibility? And we got a green light for it.

“He’s all action, powerful, can play, can compete and a good addition for us.”

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