Following the club’s promotion to the Sky Bet Championship, new manager Graeme Jones, chief recruitment officer Mick Harford and their staff have been making decisions on the future of players whose Luton Town contracts expire next month.
We can confirm that five professionals – Alan McCormack, Luke Gambin, Jack Senior, Aaron Jarvis and Jack James – will leave Kenilworth Road when their deals end on June 30th.
Central midfielder McCormack has played a key role in successive promotions since joining as a free agent following his release by Brentford two years ago, making 39 appearances in total and netting the one brilliant goal, in the 8-2 win over Yeovil Town on his debut.
Winger Gambin arrived from Barnet in January 2017 and proved a popular character as he helped the Town up from League Two, scoring three times in 38 appearances before the Malta international spent the majority of the 2018-19 season on loan at Crawley Town.
Left-back Senior made 24 appearances after joining from Huddersfield Town three summers ago, striker Jarvis leaves with two goals from 14 appearances to his name, and 19-year-old right-back James with an EFL Youth Alliance Cup win, two senior appearances and Republic of Ireland age group international honours on his CV.
The four loan players who helped the club seal the promotion from January onwards, George Thorne, Alex Baptiste, Jason Cummings and Aaron Connolly, have returned to their parent clubs Derby County, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Brighton & Hove Albion.
The club has extended the contracts of young goalkeeper Harry Isted and midfielders Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and Andrew Shinnie, whilst discussions regarding an extension to an option are currently underway with forward Kazenga LuaLua.
In addition to those four players, Luke Berry, Sonny Bradley, James Collins, Harry Cornick, Danny Hylton, Jake Jervis, Lloyd Jones, James Justin, Elliot Lee, George Moncur, Frankie Musonda, Josh Neufville, Matty Pearson, Dan Potts, Glen Rea, James Shea, Alan Sheehan, Jack Stacey and Marek Stech remain under contract.
Young midfielder Arthur Read has been offered a new development contract, while from the academy, second-year scholars Corey Panter, Jake Peck and goalkeeper Tiernan Parker have also been offered development contracts.
Toby Byron, Drew Richardson and Connor Tomlinson have been released at the end of their scholarships, and three players – Rico Greco, James Holden and Lewis Swindells – had already left the club during their first year.
We thank all of the players who are leaving us for their effort and commitment during their time as Hatters. Their contribution to the back-to-back promotions and youth team success will not be forgotten and they will always be welcome visitors to Kenilworth Road.
On behalf of all at LTFC, we wish them every success in their future career.