Luton Town have today terminated, by mutual consent, the contract of first year professional Newman Carney.
Newman, 18, who was included in the squad’s pre-season training camp in Portugal as a first team player, was subsequently not included in the team’s first Pre-Season fixture at Hitchin on July 16th, before absenting himself from training without permission in the days following this fixture.
An unsuccessful trial at a Football League club followed – undertaken with the Club’s permission at his request – before another period of absences from training followed.
The Club tried to resolve the situation by asking Newman to commit fully to playing and training for the Club, but this offer was rejected and despite other attempts to loan Newman out to various clubs, no resolution could be found to the dispute, culminating in today’s decision to cancel Newman’s professional playing contract.
Luton Town are extremely disappointed in the actions of such a young player who has come through the Club’s Academy since the age of 12, but the Club has tried everything in its power to resolve the dispute to allow Newman to pursue his career at Luton Town with the potential of an initial loan spell at another club to further his experience, but it was not to be.
Therefore, reluctantly, the Club has been left with no option other than to terminate Newman’s contract with immediate effect.
Luton Town would like to wish Newman a successful future career.