Gallen signs for Hatters

Striker pens one-month loan deal with Luton

Gallen: Proven goalscorer

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Luton have moved to ease their injury crisis by signing veteran striker Kevin Gallen on a short-term loan.

The 33-year-old moves to Kenilworth Road from the MK Dons and has penned a one-month deal with the Hatters.

Luton continue to wallow at the foot of League Two following their close-season points deduction, while they have seen their squad decimated by injuries of late.

However, Gallen will bring much-needed experience to Mick Harford's battling troops.

The former England U21 international has a been a regular goal-getter during a 16-year career which has taken in two spells at Queens Park Rangers, Huddersfield, Barnsley and a loan stint at Plymouth prior to his signing for the Dons in 2007.

He has fallen out of favour at Stadium:MK of late, though, and Harford has revealed his delight at getting a proven front-man on board.

"Kevin is a very clever footballer and will bring a wealth of experience to our forward line," the Hatters boss told the club's official website.

"Losing Tom (Craddock) so soon after we managed to extend his loan (from Middlesbrough) was a blow, but I wanted to act quickly and bring in some cover as Drew (Talbot) is lacking a bit of match sharpness, whereas Kevin has been involved with his club all season."