Luton Town have signed midfielder Shandon Baptiste, who joins the club after leaving Brentford.

The 26-year-old is the Hatters’ first signing ahead of the new season, and has signed a contract of undisclosed length at Kenilworth Road.

Baptiste had spent the previous four years with Brentford, having joined the West London club from Oxford United in January 2020.

He made 78 appearances for Brentford in his time with the Bees, scoring twice, including a goal against Luton in the Premier League back in December.

Luton boss Rob Edwards told the club’s official website that he was pleased to bring Baptiste to Kenilworth Road.

He said, “We’re really excited to get Shandon in. I know I always say this about our players, but he’s a great person.

“I’ve had a few chats with him and he was really keen on joining us, it wasn’t a hard sell for me. I think he’s seen from the outside what we’re about and wanted to join and help us.

“He’s such a talented footballer. He’s someone who can take the ball, he can drive past people. I think he’s an exciting player, and technically very good, so we’re looking forward to getting him into the group.

“He’s at a good age, he wants to get back to the Premier League and he ticks a lot of boxes. He’s got a lot of experience, but he’s got something to prove as well, so he’s hungry.

“I’m delighted. It’s a really good bit of business by the club, and that’s what we pride ourselves on, trying to be really clever in the market.