Alex Lawless and Jake Howells among several players to be released.
We can today confirm the release of players Paul Benson, Isaac Galliford, Scott Griffiths, Ryan Hall, Mark Onyemah, Luke Trotman and Curtley Williams who will leave Luton Town Football Club upon the expiry of their contract on 30th June 2016.
We can also confirm that new contracts have been offered to Zane Banton and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and the one year option on Craig King’s contract has been implemented.
The Town also bid a fond farewell to two long-serving players today with the news that the contracts of both Jake Howells and Alex Lawless will not be renewed.
St Albans born Jake Howells came up through the ranks at Kenilworth Road before making his first team debut at the age of 17 as a substitute in a home clash with Huddersfield in League One on the last day of the 2007/08 campaign and making his full debut at Bradford City during the following season.
Going on to make a total of 334 first team appearances and netting a creditable 31 goals, mainly from left midfield, Jake took part in both Conference Play-off finals before featuring heavily in the promotion winning side of 2013/14.
Jake was also capped for England C and Wales at under-21 level during his career at Kenilworth Road.
Welshman Alex Lawless started his Football League career at Fulham before turning out for Torquay, Forest Green Rovers and York. It was from the Minstermen that Alex signed for the Hatters in 2010 making his Luton debut in a Conference defeat at Wrexham on 11th November before netting the only goal of the game at Altrincham two days later.
Making 203 first team appearances at Kenilworth Road and scoring 22 goals, some of them spectacular, Alex was a member of the Luton sides that lost in the Conference Play-off finals of 2011 and 2012 before featuring in the promotion winning team of 2013/14.
We would like to place on record the valuable contributions made by all of the outgoing players during their time at Kenilworth Road and wish them every success in their future careers.
In addition to this, as Nathan Jones continues to assess and reshape his squad, we can confirm that contracted players Mark O’Brien, Magnus Okuonghae and Matthew Robinson have been placed on the transfer list.