After gaining back-to-back promotions, a feat that lifted the club from League Two to the Championship, we kind of hoped that such a dramatic rise through the divisions would see the Hatters squad stick together and see if they can push on, over the next 24-months, and take Luton Town Football Club into the Premier League.
But, in the space of a week or so, we’ve witnessed the departures of two players we hoped would be the mainstay of the first team for many a year.
Last week we bade farewell to hatters-favourite-leaves-luton-for-a-bigger-stage-but-theres-one-unanswered-question, James Justin with the Luton-born defender moving to the Premier League side, Leicester City.
On Monday we lost Jack Stacey with the defender opting to further his career with Bournemouth, of the Premier League.
Both players, we believe, have the ability to succeed in the top flight of English football.
Sadly, the Hatters are forced to operate in a financial climate hereby, if the deal is good, then a sale is usually made.
Here at Vital Luton Town, we estimate the sales of James and Stacey have brought in a cool £12 million.
Howeverr, we should emphasise that the loss of the duo has seriously weakened the squad, not something we wanted to see ahead of what is a monumental challenge, in the Championship, ahead of us.
We can only hope that the gaffer, Graeme Jones, has his eye on some replacements either via purchase or a move into the loan market.
But, with the players back in pre-season training, ahead of the new campaign, it does make you wonder who might be next heading for the Kenilworth Road exit!
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