Pelly Ruddock, Mpanzu will become the first player in history to play in 4 different tiers of the English League with the same club.
Pelly Ruddock agreeing to extend his stay with Luton Town, the DR Congolese will become the first player in history to play in four different tiers of the English League with Luton Town where he has stayed for 11 seasons and has witnessed every of the promotion Luton Town have earned (from National League, League 2, League 1, Championship to the English top flight the Premier League)
The Haters confirmed his contract extension on the club website:
“We can announce that our longest-serving player, Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu will continue his Luton Town career into the Premier League having agreed a new contract to remain at Kenilworth Road for an 11th season!”
Having started his career with Boreham Wood, the Hendon-born midfielder joined the Hatters in November 2013 on loan from West Ham, before making the move permanent in January 2014 and helping John Still’s side go on to win the Conference title.
In his 11th season with the Haters, Pelly has made 364 appearances and scored 23 goals, which were pivotal in Luton City’s voyage to the Premier League.
Manager, Rob Edwards, said: “Pelly’s story is such a special one, and everyone knows that now. Ever since we came in, his consistency has been brilliant. He is someone who gives everything. He leaves it all out there.
“He leads by example, he’s brave in taking the ball and what he does with it. He’ll assume responsibility for the team. On and off the pitch, he is just a huge part of what we do, he’s the heartbeat of the dressing room, a brilliant lad who everyone loves.
“So it’s only right that he now gets this opportunity to play in the Premier League, because he’s worked so hard for it.