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BOSS JONES MAKES TRIO AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER

24 May 2017

Smith, Gray and McQuoid placed on transfer list

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has made three players available for transfer as he looks to continue to reshape his squad in preparation for the 2017-18 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Following Saturday’s announcement that five out-of-contract professionals – Stephen O’Donnell, Craig Mackail-Smith, Danny Green, Zane Banton and Liam Gooch – would be leaving Kenilworth Road this summer, we can confirm that midfielders Jonathan Smith (pictured above) and Jake Gray, plus striker Josh McQuoid, have now been placed on the transfer list.

Smith, 30, is the longest-serving player in the current Hatters squad, having made 176 appearances – scoring 11 goals – since arriving from York City in November 2012, 35 of them coming last season.

Gray (pictured below) joined from Crystal Palace last summer and the 21-year-old has scored four times in 28 appearances in all competitions, while McQuoid finished the season on loan at Stevenage after making just six starts and two sub appearances up to January. 



The 27-year-old forward (pictured below) has netted seven goals in 43 appearances in total since signing following his release by Bournemouth in the summer of 2015.

Jones told lutontown.co.uk: “We are looking to move the club forward to go one better than the play-offs, so we have to make some tough decisions to enable us to do that.

“I have to ask of each player; will they impact the team enough next season? Can I see them helping to take the club forward to where we want to be? We also have to be fair to the players themselves. Will they get enough football?

“My view is that they won’t, so it is best that we make them available for transfer so they can get on with their career at a different club and we can progress the process of building a side with the aim of winning promotion.”




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