Luton Town have confirmed defender Martin Cranie as their second new signing ahead of their Championship return.

The 32-year-old defender has signed from Sheffield United, and has put pen to paper on a contract of undisclosed length at Kenilworth Road.

Cranie follows Callum McManaman in moving to Bedfordshire to join last season’s League One new boys.

The defender has played in professional for 15 years, making his full professional debut as a teenager in the Premier League playing for Southampton in 2004.

Cranie also turned out on loan for Bournemouth and Yeovil while on the books at St. Mary’s, while his career has also seen him represent Portsmouth, QPR, Charlton, Coventry, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough before joining the Blades.

The player spoke of his delight to confirm the move. Speaking to the official Luton Town website, he said, “I’m delighted to be here. I’ve spoken to the manager a few times over the summer and I’m glad we finally got it over the line and I’m here now.

“I think we share quite similar views on football. He’s a lot into his tactics and how he wants to play, and the way I like to play is very similar to what he wants to do.

“As soon as we started talking about football, I thought that it would be a good fit for both of us.