There were plenty of happy faces at Kenilworth Road on Thursday when the Hatters confirmed that striker Kevin Gallen signed a new contract to keep him at the club until June 2010

The 33-year-old was in instrumental form for the Town last season after joining permanently in January following a successful loan spell, scoring three times in 29 appearances.

Manager Mick Harford was delighted that the Londoner has pledged his future to the club for next season's challenge in the Blue Square Premier.

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He said: "When Kevin Gallen came to this football club he made a massive impression on me and the supporters.

"He can see a pass and bring other players into play and that's what he's all about.

"He's a character in the dressing room and offers us that little bit of experience which he can help pass on to the younger players in the squad.

"We've signed him on a one-year contract but my view is that Kevin has got a long term future at Luton Town and he will be given some coaching responsibilities next season."

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