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John Still hoping for goals from new Luton Town signing Elliot Lee

20 February 2015

Luton Town manager John Still is hoping young West Ham United striker Elliot Lee will bring more goals to the Hatters’ team after joining the club on loan.

Lee, son of former Charlton and Newcastle midfielder Rob, will remain with the Sky Bet League 2 promotion-hopefuls until 24th March.

The 20-year-old had a loan spell with Southend earlier this season but had to return to his parent club after suffering a hamstring injury during training.

Luton boss John Still said: “I’ve known Elliot for a long while, his brother was with me at Dagenham & Redbridge and I know his dad Rob, who was an excellent player.

“They're local to me so we've had our eye on him for a while. He's a fox in the box, with a good goal scoring record so we're hoping he'll bring more goals to the team.

“Elliot's been on the bench quite a few times at West Ham, as well as against Manchester United in the cup, so he's well thought of there and we're happy to have him here at Luton.”

Asked whether Lee might start this weekend at AFC Wimbledon, Still said: "It's probably a bit too soon. He might be on the bench on Saturday, but he'll get a full week's training next week so we'll see what happens then."

Lee, who came through the youth ranks at West Ham, has made two substitute appearances for the Premier League club and was on loan at Colchester United last season.

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