Watch | Edwards preparing for emotional Bournemouth return

Manager Rob Edwards is preparing the Town for an emotional evening at AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night.


The game takes place three months after Hatters skipper Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest in the second half, leading the abandonment of the fixture.

Talking ahead of Wednesday’s replayed game, the boss said: “Locks is okay, he hasn’t been involved but he is coming to the game which is great. He has bigger things on his mind with his new arrival and that’s his main focus right now.

“Going forward we would love to have him here on a regular basis but with the new arrival he is rightfully looking after his family.”

There was an outpouring of emotion in the wake of the fixture, including supporters’ clubs from both clubs active in raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

“When it happened it was really raw, the two clubs will have a special bond, it shows a lot of class that their supporters trust is helping pay for our fans to get to the game so thank you to them,” continued Edwards.

“It will be emotional going back but we have to do it, it’s important for Locks to see all the fans and the people who helped him, everyone was amazing on the day.

“Our full focus is on the game and we have a job to do on Wednesday night.”

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