Spring Moves To Luton

Last updated : 20 January 2007 By Gary Holmes

Watford Football Club has confirmed that midfield schemer, Matthew Spring has returned to local rivals, Luton Town.

The 27-year-old, who played 289 times for Luton Town in an earlier spell at the club, has moved to the Hatters for an initial fee of £200k that could rise to £300k, and leaves Vicarage Road after playing a big part in helping the Golden Boys clinch promotion to the Premiership.

Spring joined Aidy Boothroyd's side from Leeds United in the summer of 2005, and netted 9 times in 44 appearances last season, including a never to-be forgotten third goal in the Coca-Cola Championship Play-off Semi-Final first leg defeat of Crystal Palace.

Speaking of the decision to release the midfielder the ever positive Watford manager said,

"I think Matthew was brilliant for us.

I'd like thank him for the part he played in helping secure promotion."

The Harlow-born player had struggled to cement a place in Boothroyd's Premiership side, making a total of just two first team starts, the last against Sheffield United in November, and four substitute appearances during the current campaign.