Bradley admits conversations are to be had over new contract as he knows Luton will strengthen in the summer

Luton skipper believes club will look to add to their squad

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:06 pm
Town captain Sonny Bradley is out of contract in the summer

Hatters skipper Sonny Bradley is well aware the club will have to strengthen once more in the transfer window if they are to continue improving in the Championship next term.

Town head to QPR on Saturday knowing a top half place in the division is already secured, a quite remarkable achievement following their final day battle to stay in the second tier last term.

The 29-year-old, who has played 130 times since arriving on a free transfer in 2018, is one of a number of Luton's squad, including James Collins, Matty Pearson and George Moncur to name just three whose contracts expire this summer.

When asked about his and the club's future, Bradley said: “There’s some conversations to be had.

"I think the ball’s rolling with the majority of players that the manager wants to keep and each window that I’ve been here, the club has strengthened.

“They’ve got a way of doing that, I think Mick (Harford, assistant boss) plays a big part, they always bring in good characters and good players.

"So for me, there’s no doubt that the summer window, the club will be looking to strengthen and if we want to progress again next season and build on this top half finish then that probably has to happen.

“That’s out of my hands, that’s for higher up in the club to sort out, but I’m confident that we will do that and that will happen.”

Manager Nathan Jones is definitely looking to bring in new players to ensure the Hatters don't stand still either, saying: "When we look to better (the league position) next year, if we can keep hold of the players we want to, recruit more quality, continue the work, then we’ll have another six to eight weeks of work.

"By the time we come here with a full house, we should be in a better place than what we are now and that’s a wonderful thought.”

Asked about playing in front of the Luton fans once more too, with Hatters’ last sell-out crowd at Kenilworth Road coming back on February 29, 2020 when they held Stoke to a 1-1 draw, Bradley added: “I think every football club up and down the country are looking to getting the fans back in.

"I’ve no doubt at all that the roof that I’m looking at right now could erupt when we’re back to full capacity and of course everybody’s looking forward to that.

"I think we’re heading in the right direction, in the next couple of weeks there’s some test events.

"In the summer there’s a lot of football being played, so hopefully we can gradually get the fans back in and then come the start of next season, if we can get to full capacity, that would give the players a real, real boost.

"The fans deserve it, the fans have been away for I don’t know how long, over a year and we’ve missed them tremendously and they’ve probably missed us, so we’re due a reunion."