Captain Sonny Bradley revealed that extending his stay with Luton Town was the only option he considered this summer, and the defender was delighted to put pen to paper.
The 29-year-old is set to continue his three-year journey at Kenilworth Road despite rumours linking him with a move elsewhere next season, but Bradley confirmed from his perspective: “There was only ever one choice and one decision to make, I sat down with the manager at the start of this month and he told me that he wanted me to stay, I told him that I wanted to stay, and staying at Luton was my first and only option.
“Once that conversation happened then we left it with the powers above. It was with my agent and the football club, these things sometimes take a little bit of time, it’s taken a few weeks to get everything in place, but before signing the contract we were finally in a place where the club was happy and I was happy and it was always going to happen.
“It just took a little bit of time and right now, I’ve got my contract signed, I think everyone’s happy, it’s just a case of resting up now for the next couple of weeks and getting ready to go into next season.”
The centre-back also noted that a 12th place finish in the Sky Bet Championship last season was an indication of the progression the Hatters are making and have been making year on year, something he hopes can continue into next season as well.
“It's pretty simple, if you look at the last three years I’ve been at this football club, we have progressed each year.
“The first year I was here, got promotion from League One and then we stayed up in the Championship. Then last season we had a top half finish, so it’s progression upon progression each season and I think we can do that again.”
Whilst the former Plymouth man admitted it wouldn’t be an easy feat, he continued to say: “The main reason why I wanted to stay was the ambition of the football club, it matches my ambition, I don’t want to stand still, I don’t want to just be a mid-table Championship team, I want to push on and see how high we can finish next season. The ambition of the manager and everyone at the football club is the main reason I want to stay.”