King & Potts offered new deals as five depart
As manager Nathan Jones and his staff continue to make decisions on their squad for the 2017-18 campaign, we can start today by confirming the initial release of five professionals when their contracts with Luton Town come to an end this summer.
Defender Stephen O’Donnell, midfielder Danny Green, forwards Zane Banton and Craig Mackail-Smith and goalkeeper Liam Gooch will leave Kenilworth Road when their contracts expire on 30th June.
We are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Craig King and defender Dan Potts will be offered new contracts, and the club’s option to extend teenage centre-half Frankie Musonda’s one-year contract will be implemented.
Youth team captain Kavan Cotter, who made his senior debut in the Checkatrade Trophy win at Gillingham last August, has been offered his first professional contract with the club.
The four other second-year scholars – Harry Bean, George Murray, Jack Snelus and James Verney – have all been released along with third-year Geo Craig.
The two loan players who completed the season with the Hatters, goalkeeper Stuart Moore and striker Ollie Palmer, will return to their parent clubs Reading and Leyton Orient respectively.
We thank all of the players who are leaving us for their effort and commitment during their time at Kenilworth Road, and wish them every success in their future career.
We will continue to keep supporters informed of any further decisions made on the Town squad as preparations for a successful season in Sky Bet League Two continue apace following Thursday night’s narrow play-off semi-final defeat.