Former Luton Town loanee Elliot Lee has returned to Kenilworth Road on a permanent deal after leaving Barnsley by mutual consent.

The 22-year-old scored three times in 11 appearances for the Hatters during the 2014/15 season and is now back after signing a two year contract with the option of another year.

Lee will be joining his brother Olly at the club who made the move to Luton from Birmingham City in 2015 after coming through the West Ham United youth system together.

The forward has boosted manager Nathan Jones’ attacking options after the departure of Jack Marriott to Peterborough last week.

The boss told the club’s official website: “We are delighted to have Elliot here. We earmarked him, and when the opportunity came for Jack to go to Peterborough, it was a very sound decision for the football club.

“Jack is a fantastic player as a striker. Elliot is slightly different, but has more characteristics that we think are conducive for our team. It’s been excellent business. We knew what we were doing by letting Jack go, because it means we could replace him with Elliot Lee.

“It will help him settle that he knows so many players here. For me, it’s another little box ticked in terms of he shouldn’t have any problems settling, and his brother did a lot of work for us.

“He had a number of offers from higher leagues, but Olly spoke very highly of the work that we do here so there was only one place for Elliot.

“I met him and sold him what we are trying to do. He’s bought into it and has, along with all the other signings, shown a real commitment to come here.”

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