Ex-Hartlepool loanee Luke Williams leaves Middlesbrough for Scunthorpe

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Scunthorpe United have signed former Hartlepool United loanee Luke Williams from Championship side Middlesbrough on a three-year deal.

The 22-year-old, a product of Boro’s academy, spent two months on loan with the League One club last season, scoring twice in six appearances.

And Williams is looking forward to carrying on where he left off.

He said: “Knowing the club and a lot of the personnel before did help sway the move,” he stated.

“I knew what a good group it was and it’s a club that’s going places. Hopefully I can add to that.

“There are a lot of new faces around the place and people that are only going to help our cause and the push for promotion.

“I want to carry on where I left off in my last spell here. I really enjoyed myself, and managed to score and create a few goals as well.

“I’ve just come here to work hard and train well. We’ll see how it goes from there,” Williams told Scunthorpe’s website.

Williams, who has agreed a three-year contract with the Iron and joins for an undisclosed fee, made his Boro debut at Barnsley in December 2009 and went on to make 32 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.

In addition to a loan spell with Scunthorpe, Williams also had loan periods with Hartlepool United, Coventry City, and Peterborough United.

A Boro spokesman said: “Luke departs with the very best wishes of all at Middlesbrough Football Club.”