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Luton Town Weekly Round-Up: Including New Deal for Rob Edwards

Luton Town Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a notable week for the Hatters, with manager Rob Edwards’ future the headline news. Meanwhile, a Hatters legend has departed Kenilworth Road. Here is our Luton Town weekly round-up.

Luton Town Weekly Round-Up

Rob Edwards Signs New Deal

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards has signed a new four-year deal, which will be a huge relief for Hatters supporters. Though the Town were relegated last season, the 41-year-old  enhanced his reputation. Fans feared other clubs may be looking to hire him.

On the field, the Bedfordshire club played a daring brand of football that pleased neutrals. Off the field, Edwards gained a reputation as a charismatic and empathetic personality. Openly crying after Tom Lockyer’s collapse on the pitch at Bournemouth, he endeared himself to the football world. On signing the deal that keeps him at Luton until 2028, Edwards said: “I feel really motivated to get us going again”.

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This puts the club in a strong position heading into the 2024/25 Championship season, in which they will attempt to regain promotion. They made smart signings last summer, spending no more than £5 million on an individual player.

Rising talents like Tahith Chong were signed, and allowing their development to continue under the same manager will strongly benefit the squad. This new contract is truly a huge boost for the club.

Luke Berry Departs

Long-serving midfielder Luke Berry recently joined Charlton Athletic, reuniting with his former boss Nathan Jones. Berry’s departure means there’s another gap in the Hatters squad that needs to be filled. With the on-loan Sambi Lokonga returning to Arsenal, and the almost certain departure of Ross Barkley, the midfield is an area which we expect to be strengthened this summer.

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Berry won three promotions with the Town, from League Two to the Premier League. He was also the first player to score in the top four divisions for the club. The stalwart midfielder will certainly be missed.


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