We are delighted to announce today that Hatters goalkeeper James Shea has committed his long-term future to the club by signing a new contract at Kenilworth Road.


The 28-year-old former Arsenal keeper joined the Town as a free agent after leaving AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2017.

Since then he has played a major role in successive promotions from Sky Bet League Two to the Championship, being the joint winner of the League One Golden Glove last season for his 19 clean sheets.

The north Londoner’s three appearances so far this term have all come in the Carabao Cup, but overall he has 62 Town games to his name in all competitions.

He told “I’m over the moon to get it done. The gaffer mentioned it to me a while ago, and I’m delighted it’s all sorted and we can concentrate on the football.

“It’s a bit different to a couple of years ago when I first signed and we were in League Two. To where we are now, it’s been an amazing journey, and I’m sure there’s a lot more still to go, which I can’t wait to be a part of.

“I’m not in the team at the minute, but I love it here. From day one when I joined, I wake up every day and look forward to coming. I’m glad I’m going to be here for a bit longer now.”

Manager Graeme Jones said: “I’m absolutely delighted that James has re-signed, securing his long-term future at the club. I’ve been really impressed with him since I came in, but also I think signing James helps secure the long-term future of Luton.

“He’s a wonderful character to have around the football club and a very, very competent goalkeeper whose day-to-day standards are a wonderful example to everybody here.”

On working with the new manager, James added: “He’s been brilliant with me. He’s the one who wanted me to get the new contract sorted, which is great for me.

“He spoke to me when he first came in. Told me what he likes about me, what he wants me to improve on and I just want to play for him and for the club. I’m over the moon that it’s all done.”

We are also pleased to announce that James has agreed to fill James Justin’s boots as the player patron for the Luton Town Disabled Supporters’ Association.

To find out more about how the LTDSA can help disabled supporters make the most of their matchday experience following the Hatters, visit

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Well done on both counts, Sheasy!

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