Hatters release five players as Jones announces retained list

Goalkeeper Marek Stech and long-serving defender Frankie Musonda both depart
Marek Stech has been released by LutonMarek Stech has been released by Luton
Marek Stech has been released by Luton

Luton have confirmed that five players will leave Kenilworth Road when their contracts come to an end tomorrow.

Goalkeeper Marek Stech, defenders Frankie Musonda, Donervon Daniels and Lloyd Jones, along with forward Jake Jervis will all depart the club after Nathan Jones confirmed his retained list.

A club statement said: “Stech arrived from Sparta Prague in the summer of 2017 and became an instant fans’ favourite with some fantastic saves as the Hatters won promotion from League Two.

He was named in the PFA team of the season, before helping the Town win the League One title last season.

“He departs having made 49 appearances in his three years as a Hatter.

“Frankie, 22, came through the academy having joined at the age of eight in 2006.

“Famously winning the Aarau Masters as an Under-11 in 2009, he went on to captain the U18 team that reached the FA Youth Cup quarter-final in 2015-16 as well as winning an EFL Youth Alliance league and cup double.

“Nathan Jones handed him his senior debut away to Mansfield early in his first spell in charge in 2016, and he went on to make 14 senior appearances, scoring once in the Checkatrade Trophy win at Gillingham in August of the same year.

“Donervon scored one goal – a memorable one in the January win over Derby – having signed just before the transfer deadline last summer.

“The 26-year-old was loaned to Doncaster Rovers for the first half of the campaign, but came back to Luton at the turn of the year and made four appearances in the Championship and FA Cup.

“Lloyd and Jake both helped the Town complete the League Two promotion having signed on deadline day of the January transfer window in 2018.

“Lloyd, 24, made 14 appearances after arriving from Liverpool, scoring once in the Carabao Cup win over Ipswich earlier this term.

“He enjoyed spells out on loan at hometown club Plymouth and Northampton Town, where he played seven times leading into Lockdown.

“Jake, 28, signed for the Town from Plymouth on the same day as Lloyd and also scored once – in the Carabao Cup win at Cardiff last August – in 14 appearances.

“The forward has spent the vast majority of the last two seasons on loan at AFC Wimbledon and Salford City.

“We can confirm that our other players whose original contracts were due to expire on June 30th – Luke Berry, Jacob Butterfield, Danny Hylton, Elliot Lee, Callum McManaman and Glen Rea – will remain part of the Town squad for the duration of the extended season.”