Peterborough United: Port Vale's Anthony Grant and Luton's Craig Mackail-Smith join

Anthony Grant and Craig Mackail-Smith
Craig Mackail-Smith (right) scored his only goal this season in a 4-0 EFL Trophy win over Chesterfield on 10 January

Peterborough have signed Port Vale midfielder Anthony Grant for a "six-figure fee" and Luton's Craig Mackail-Smith on loan to the end of the term.

Grant, 29, made 24 appearances for Vale this season, but moves to the ABAX Stadium on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Striker Mackail-Smith, 32, has scored only five goals in 40 games for Luton since joining the club in August 2015.

He scored 99 goals in 212 games for Posh from 2007-2011, before returning for a one-month loan spell in 2014.

The Scotland international has made six appearances this season, with three of those coming in the EFL Trophy.

"Unfortunately we haven't seen the best of Craig due to his injuries, but with a prolonged run of games I'm sure he'll be an asset," Luton manager Nathan Jones said.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony said on Twitter that Mackail-Smith had insisted that he would pay back his wages if he was not fit to play whilst on loan.

Darragh MacAnthony tweet
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony defended the decision to re-sign Craig Mackail-Smith
Darragh MacAnthony tweet

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