Date: 4th October 2019 at 9:54am
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Back in the summer when Luton Town broke their club transfer record for a player, bringing Simon Sluga to the club, I wondered what would become of James Shea.

The previous season had seen Shea play a vital part in Luton achieving back-to-back promotions and becoming a Championship side.

However, having found himself relegated to second choice, would Shea be willing to remain at Kenilworth Road?

Well it seems he is perfectly happy with life with Luton Town as it has been announced, and confirmed by The BBC, that the 28-year-old has put pen-to-paper on what is described as a long-term deal.

Discussing the deal, Shea is quoted by our referenced source as having remarked:

“It’s been an amazing journey, and I’m sure there’s a lot more still to go, which I can’t wait to be a part of.”

This season Shea has only made 3 appearances for the Hatters, all in the EFL Cup but although he’s lost his place as a regular starter it seems his value to the club has still been recognised with the gaffer, Graeme Jones, adding:

“He’s a wonderful character to have around the football club and a very, very competent goalkeeper whose day-to-day standards are a wonderful example to everybody here.”

In a time where loyalty seems to be a bygone word, we have the utmost respect for James and given the opportunity we know he’ll not let Luton Town down.

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2 Replies to “Out Of Favour Hatters Keeper Signs Long-Term Deal”

  • Well mad hatter, I don’t know if you remember me but when luton signed sluga I said it was a mistake to include him straight away. And also cautioned against making Jones the new messiah. So now let’s look back. By my reckoning that’s ten goalkeeping errors. Costing us a minimum of 9 points. Yes shea makes mistakes 4 to 5 a season. Not 1 per game. Don’t bring up the Leicester game they are a very good side. And he did well. Now the manager. His team selection is nieve an so is his game plans. I said at the start be warned about him. So for this I was lambasted as a downer. By others on here. Seems I was right for being realistic. I still think we will survive easily. But I told you how it was at the club.

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