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Lockyer signs new Luton deal after full recovery from heart scare

Luton captain Tom Lockyer has agreed a new contract of undisclosed length with the club after making a full recovery from his recent heart scare.

The 28-year-old Wales defender had surgery to correct an atrial fibrillation last month after collapsing during the Hatters' Sky Bet Championship play-off final win against Coventry.

Lockyer was key to Luton's promotion to the Premier League, earning a place in the Championship's Team of the Season, and Luton boss Rob Edwards described his new deal as "a huge signing

Edwards told the club's official website: "Of course, after Wembley his health was the main thing, and that's where all our thoughts went to straight away after the final whistle.

"It was brilliant that we were able to see him sitting up and celebrating in the hospital, just a shame he couldn't be there with us.

"But within a week or two he was back up and about feeling really positive, had every check that was possible so our medical side were really happy with everything.

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