Hatters first team coach Alan Neilson believes the hard work starts now for Jake Howells after the defender signed his first professional contract with the Club.
The young left-footer recently agreed a two-year deal after making the breakthrough in Luton’s first team last season.
Neilson, who was one of the men praised by Howells for guiding him into Mick Harford’s squad, thinks the future is bright for Town’s Young Player of the Year.
“Jake did fantastically well last season, he started the season in the Youth team and landed up going on to play almost 40 matches. His performances have warranted a professional contract and I’m delighted for him.”
“He’s a great lad and he has the potential to go very, very far in the game. But the hard work begins for him now that he’s signed professionally.”
“Any young player needs to keep improving their game and I am sure Jake will develop into a top-quality player.”
“The youth system at this Club has a great reputation and there is no reason why Jake cannot go on and enjoy a very good career. He can follow in the footsteps of a lot of players who have come through the ranks at Kenilworth Road.”
“Next season will be tough but it should hold no fears for him as he now has the experience of playing first team football alongside senior pros.”