Howells set for Town return at Exeter
Jake Howells has been brought back in the Hatters squad for Saturday’s League 2 trip to Exeter City after admitting he took some “wrong steps” in his career this year.
The 24-year-old has not played for the Town since the final game of last season and was put on the transfer list at his own request in the summer.
However, after a one-month spell on-loan at Yeovil, Howells, who has made 317 appearances for the Hatters, returned to Kenilworth Road and has regularly featured for the development squad.
“Maybe I took some wrong steps in my career – at the time I felt that was the best for me personally,” Howells explained to our official YouTube channel on Thursday.
“Selfishly that’s what I chose to do and it didn’t work out.
“I still think I can give something to the squad. I’ll give 100 per cent and everyone knows I’m a Luton boy, it’s all I know.
“Going to Yeovil was a massive eye-opener. It showed me what other clubs are like. Everything that has happened in the summer, and going to Yeovil, is something I can learn from and use to my advantage now.”
Howells’ return to the fray was agreed before Thursday’s departure of John Still – but the academy graduate is now hoping the team can end a run of four straight defeats at Exeter this weekend.
“Hopefully I can help the boys and the new signings as much as I can with my experience of the Club,” he said. “The plan is to get us up the table sooner rather than later.”
Jake has been assigned squad number 40.
You can watch the interview in full below courtesy of our official YouTube channel.