Paul Buckle has urged some of his out-of-contract stars not to let agents interfere with their careers.
Luton Town announced on Friday that contract negotiations with Robbie Willmott’s representative had broken down, while Godfrey Poku had also snubbed a deal.
Buckle is now set to turn his attention to his other players whose deals are set to expire at the end of this month, saying he “won’t wait for ever.”
Alex Lacey penned a two-year deal on Thursday and, while he is hopeful that others will follow the teenager’s lead, the boss admits that some of the younger players are dithering.
“Dan Walker and Lewis Kidd haven’t signed but I’m not going to mess around,” he said.
“Of course players need some time to think, but these young ones are at a good club with a very good set-up and I don’t want agents getting in the way of them.
“I don’t think that’s fair.
“A younger player needs to concentrate on his football, his career and give himself every chance by being on the training field and in the gym for as many hours as possible, rather than worrying about an agent, with all due respect.
“Walker is ummming and ahhhing but I’m not going to wait for ever, because there is a lot of other good, young talent out there.
"Walker’s agent has text me to say he’s gone on holiday and forgot his phone – no-one goes on holiday without their phone. It’s very easy for a younger player to tuck in behind an agent or representative and I don’t want that.
“I’ve been talking to a player, whom I can’t name because I haven’t got him yet, and I really want to take him.
“I’ve got nothing against agents, don’t get me wrong, but it’s really nice to see the whites of the players’ eyes.
“The way JJ and Lacey conduct themselves is what I want and that’s why they’ve got a chance.
“They’ve listened, Kidd is well on the way and I think Walker will, but at the minute I can’t get too much from the agents – that’s not quite for me.”
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