Luton Town have announced the signing of striker Cauley Woodrow, with the former Luton academy graduate joining from Barnsley.

Woodrow, 27, has joined the Hatters for an undisclosed fee, with the player signing an undisclosed contract length.

The move brings Woodrow back to the club where he began his professional career. He joined the club at age 14 before leaving for Fulham in 2011, earning the then-non-league Hatters a six figure sum.

After 66 appearances for Fulham and loan spells with Southend, Burton Albion and Bristol City, Woodrow joined Barnsley in 2018 on an initial loan and then in January 2019 on a permanent basis.

The striker helped Barnsley to promotion alongside Luton in 2019, as well as scoring over 10 goals in each of his first two Championship seasons as Barnsley first managed a late fightback to survive in 2019/20 and then made a surprise run to the play-offs in 2020/21.

However, Woodrow was unable to help Barnsley avoid relegation in 2022, and following that, he makes the move to Kenilworth Road.

Nathan Jones told the official Luton Town website that Woodrow represented a marquee signing for the club.

He said, “I asked the board and Gary this year to be bold. If we want to improve on last year’s position, we had to improve significantly, so we gave them a list of signings.

“Cauley is a real standout signing for us – a marquee signing. I’ve worked with him briefly before with England U21s and he’s a player we know really well from his Barnsley days, plus he’s a local lad as well.

“It’s a fantastic signing and I thank the board for being bold, brave and for backing me on this. We are sure that Cauley has the quality to make us better.”