Goalscorer Moncur would love to stay at Luton next season

Midfielder hoping to stay with the Hatters

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 8:37 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 8:54 am
George Moncur curls his free kick round the wall and into the net to make it 1-1 at Wycombe
George Moncur curls his free kick round the wall and into the net to make it 1-1 at Wycombe

Midfielder George Moncur would love nothing more than to remain a Luton Town player next season.

The 27-year-old is out of contract this summer, with no news yet on whether he will extend a stay with the club that started back in January 2019 when he signed on an undisclosed fee from Barnsley.

After starting just four games last season, it had looked like Moncur was going to become a bigger part of the plans under boss Nathan Jones, starting seven out of 12 games before the turn of the year, scoring against Huddersfield Town and Norwich City.

However, he has been starved of meaningful action in recent weeks, limited to just two starts since the turn of the year, the last at Norwich on March 6, playing just 152 minutes of Championship football in 2021.

The ex-West Ham and Colchester player gave a timely reminder of just what he is capable of yesterday though, introduced with 13 minutes remaining against Wycombe Wanderers, immediately scoring a wonderful free kick to draw the Hatters level.

He then grabbed an assist as Kazenga LuaLua made it 2-1, while also had a hand in Elijah Adebayo’s header too, his pass finding Harry Cornick in the build-up, to prove just what an attacking threat he can be.

Speaking afterwards, Moncur made it clear where he wants to be next term too, saying: “I love it here, I’m not going to beat around the bush, I love training every day, I love the boys, I love everyone about the place.

“I’m not going to play every game, I don’t expect to, so who knows what happens in the future, but I’m happy where I am at the minute, so we’ll go from there.”

Although frustrated by his lack of game time this term, Moncur, who has made 35 of his 49 league appearances from the bench for Luton, wasn’t about to let it get him down at all, as he continued: “I try and be the best player I can every day in training.

"It’s difficult as a player, but like I said before, when I’ve been out and when I’ve been in, I never get too above and never get too down as I just think it’s a gift from God even to get a chance to play.

“He’s never left me in the dirt before and he’s not going to do it, so that’s the way I live life and go through it.”

Despite making just 12 league and cup starts all season, Moncur is now the Hatters’ joint second top goalscorer with four to his name, as he has 11 from his 56 appearances in total for the Hatters, adding: “It’s something that I try and base my game on, to create and score.

"Whether it’s from set-plays or open play, I believe in what I’ve got and it’s just keep going, pushing on and see where it takes me.”