Luton Town striker Aaron Connolly is eager to help the team secure promotion to the English Football League (EFL) Championship after recovering from a hamstring injury.
The 19-year-old agreed to join the Hatters until the end of the season on deadline day of the January 2019 transfer window – on loan from English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.
Connolly had suffered the injury in an Under-23 fixture at Liverpool three weeks previously, and it was agreed that he would not move north of England to join up with Luton until he had played in a match on the south coast.
“It was good getting the deal done back in January, but obviously I couldn’t join until I got back from injury, which was very frustrating, but it’s good to be here and I’m ready to go," Connolly said.
“It’s been two or three months since I did my hamstring, so I had to get that right down at Brighton and get some minutes under my belt.
“I managed to get a goal, which is always nice, but that game was just about getting fitness back to be ready to come up here," he added.
“It’s a dream scenario to come into a promotion chasing squad, and hopefully play any part I can to hopefully keep that push going. Mick has said just to help as much as I can and see what happens in the next month or so.”
Luton are currently sitting at the top of the EFL League One standings as they look to secure promotion to the Championship.