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Emotional Edwards happy to see Lockyer

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Rob Edwards admits it was tough to “hold it together” when Tom Lockyer visited Luton’s training ground this morning.

Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest during the Hatters’ game at Bournemouth in December with no decision made yet on whether he will be able to continue his playing career.

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Edwards says it was great to see the club captain and revealed Lockyer has other priorities to help him take his mind of his rehabilitation.

He said: “It was a real special moment and great to see him.

“I managed to hold it together, believe it or not. It has been a really difficult time for him and his family but it was great to see him.

“He has an unbelievable handle over all of it. I wouldn’t be able to handle it. He’s such an impressive person.

“There’s a rehabilitation process to go through now but he’s taking it slowly. He’s got a baby on the way and it’s really exciting for him. Understandably so, that’s his focus now.”

Luton host Brighton in the Premier League tomorrow night knowing a win could move them out of the relegation zone.

Edwards is not expected to be busy in the transfer market prior to the window closing this week but Luton do hold an interest in Sint-Truidense full-back Daiki Hashioka.

He added: “He’s a player that we like. Nothing has been agreed yet and I want to respect the process but he’s a player we like and there’s an interest there.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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