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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mansfield Sign Luton Duo


Mansfield have announced the signings of Luton duo George Pilkington and Godfrey Poku.

The pair were out of contract at Kenilworth Road with Poku rejecting new terms last week. Defender Pilkington, 30, had spent the last three years with the Hatters, winning a number of awards at the club. Midfielder Poku, 21, spent the first half of last season on loan at Southport being being a bit-part player during the second half of the campaign with the Hatters.

The Hatters are currently favourites to win the Conference title at 4/1 but have been drifting in the market with a string of high-profile departures. Mansfield are currently 5/1 second favourites.

A brief statement from Luton says they learned of the moves from the announcement on the Mansfield website, and that they were waiting on a response to their contract offer to Pilkington.

Meanwhile, Luton have also released striker Amari Morgan-Smith. The 23 year old scored nine times in 20 games during an injury hit season and is also a reported target for Mansfield.