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Ex-Swansea, Nott’m Forest, Bristol Rovers player has heart attack – son gives heartwarming team-talk

Cardiff Met manager and former Wales international Christian Edwards was last week hospitalised following a suspected heart attack.

The ex-Swansea City, Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers, Bristol City, Oxford United, Crystal Palace and Tranmere player made more than 300 Football League appearances between 1994 and 2005 before heading to Forest Green Rovers and Aberyswtyth Town.

It came as he was taking a training session on Friday and the side game against Cefn Druids went ahead as planned.

After winning 2-1, which saw Cardiff Met leapfrog their opponents into sixth place, they were given a special team talk from Edwards’ son Isaac.

In a statement released by the club on Friday, former Wales and Swansea City defender Edwards was said to be “okay” and under observation.

“Cardiff Met FC are sending our best wishes to our manager Christian who last night suffered a suspected heart attack at training,” the statement read.

“We can confirm he is okay and under observation. We would like to thank you for your kind words and messages.”

Edwards has been with Cardiff Met since joining their teaching staff in 2010.

He has taken his current club to four promotions in Welsh football, and they are now in the Welsh Premier League – whilst also becoming the first British University men’s team to play in a European competition this summer when they made the preliminary round of the Europa League.

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