Luton Town have confirmed on their official website the signing of former Derby County striker Cameron Jerome on a free transfer from League One side MK Dons.

Jerome is vastly experienced at Championship level with three promotions.

The 34-year-old striker has enjoyed spells at Birmingham City and Norwich City, while his last stint in the Championship came at Pride Park back in 2018.

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Derby signed Jerome from Norwich in January 2018 under then manager Gary Rowett.

Rowett dubbed Jerome a real handful and the quickest player at the club.

Jerome helped Derby reach the playoffs in 2017-18 with six goals in 20 games. However, the Rams lost 2-1 on aggregate to eventual winners Fulham at the semi-final stage.

The physical striker’s spell at Derby was short-lived. In a surprise move, Rowett’s successor, Frank Lampard, decided to sell Jerome to Turkish side Goztepe in August 2018.

Jerome spent two years in Turkey before returning to England with MK Dons.

13 goals in League One with MK Dons proved Jerome still has what it takes to make an impact, and Luton have made the move after James Collins joined Cardiff City.

Derby were overloaded with strikers when they sold Jerome in 2018. Chris Martin, David Nugent, Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn were also on the books.

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The Rams, however, now find themselves down to the bare bones. Waghorn’s contract is expiring, and Marriott appears on the verge of a move to Hull City.

A new striker is ironically now a top priority at Pride Park this summer.

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