Newell to stay a Hatter
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mike Newell has reiterated his contentment at Luton Town.
Mike Newell has reiterated his contentment at Luton despite the departure of two of his top players.
The promising young tactician has seen his captain Kevin Nicholls depart for Leeds, while last season's top goalscorer Steve Howard has switched allegiances to Derby County.
An impressive tenth place finish last term did not go unnoticed elsewhere and Newell too was linked with several other higher profile clubs.
However, Newell has now rubbished speculation about a possible departure and on the contrary has revealed he will definitely be at Kenilworth Road this term.
''I have made my decision and I am staying here, so people worrying about that don't need to worry any more,'' said Newell.
''I need to sit down with the board of directors when I get back.''
With local rivals Watford keen to bring Carlos Edwards to Vicarage Road, Luton supporters are bracing themselves for more disappointment but again, Newell is quick to play down exit talk.
''Carlos Edwards is with us in Sweden at the moment and he is one of our players,'' he added. ''That's it.''