Cameron Jerome hopes to keep playing for ‘as long as possible’ after extending his stay at Kenilworth Road for an additional year.
The vastly experienced striker joined the club last summer and since contributed five goals and seven assists in all competitions, which prompted manager Nathan Jones to exercise the option to keep the 35-year-old.
After disappointment in the play-off semi-final, Jerome revealed that the gaffer was immediately in talks with the players about their future roles and his hopes for next season.
Talking to the Football Daily 72+ podcast, he said: “As soon as the season was finished, the manager sat down with all the players and gave a little bit of honesty in terms of what direction the club is still going in, individually how people still fit in and the conversation was had with myself where he asked if I was still enjoying it and if I still wanted to be part of the journey. I said absolutely. I want to keep playing as long as possible, I feel really good so long may it continue.”
His role not only this season but as he continues his journey with the football club will be off the pitch as well as on it, providing help to the likes of fellow forward Elijah Adebayo who enjoyed a successful first full Championship campaign – scoring 17 times.
“Football is a cycle. When you start off as a younger player you are always look to the older, more experienced players to guide you and help you, and almost shape the beginning of your career, and Elijah is no different. He is a really good kid, really professional, he is willing to learn, work hard and improve his craft.
“Not only myself but there’s a few experienced members of staff at Luton – Mick Harford is there, the gaffer, you have Chris Cohen, people like that. There is a lot of people who put a lot of work into him and that is testament to himself as a character, he just wants to improve as a player and keep on striving forward.
“If there is bits and pieces he can pick up off me in the meantime, then he has that mentality where he will go out and do extra sessions on his own, even without anyone telling him. It is refreshing to see a young player with such a good attitude and outlook on the game.”