By Wayne Veysey

19th Jul, 2021 | 5:29pm

Sources: Luton Town agree to re-sign Ruddock in Middlesbrough blow

Luton Town have agreed a deal to re-sign Pelly Ruddock, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The midfielder headed out of Kenilworth Road when his contract expired at the end of last month.

A Luton source has told Football Insider that Ruddock has accepted the club’s latest contract offer and is set to put pen to paper on a deal.

That will be a major blow to the player’s suitors Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, who have both made concerted moves to sign him.

Football Insider also revealed in January the 27-year-old was attracting attention from West Brom, Swansea City and Norwich City.

Instead, he has opted to extend his seven-year stay at Kenilworth Road.

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Ruddock is Luton’s longest-serving player and has 295 appearances under his belt.

He has represented the Hatters in the Conference, League Two, League One and the Championship.

Last season, Ruddock made 38 league starts among 46 appearances in all competitions for Luton Town.

His performances earned him a first call-up to the DR Conga squad in May.

Ruddock re-signing represents a significant boost for Luton who have already lost key members of their squad this summer.

James Collins has signed for Championship rivals Cardiff City while Matty Pearson has joined Huddersfield Town on a free transfer.

The Hatters have added eight players, including Allan Campbell from Motherwell and Carlos Mendes Gomes from Morecambe, this transfer window.

Nathan Jones will be hoping to improve on their 12th-place finish last season.

In other news, Everton have reach an agreement with a big-name signing.