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Rob Edwards bursts into tears after Luton win promotion to the Premier League

Rob Edwards bursts into tears after Luton Town win promotion to the Premier League, and what an interview it was leaving viewers emotional.

Luton Town have earned a place in the Premier League next season after beating Coventry by penalties, but were forced to play without their club captain, who collapsed during the first half.

Rob Edwards was seen crying after the match when he spoke about the defender, with Lockyer’s injury in the first-half treated by the medical teams of both clubs.

His parents were with him when he was taken to the Wembley Stadium medical room. He was given oxygen on his stretcher and taken to the hospital for additional tests.

Steven Lockyer, father of the Welshman, confirmed his son was in a good state good after the match by uploading a photo showing him celebrating the penalty shootout.

The game went on as Jordan Clark scored the Hatters’ first goal in the 23rd minutes, before Gustavo Hamer forced extra time with his second-half effort.

Joe Taylor was convinced he won the match late in the game, but his goal has been ruled out due to handball that led to a shootout.

Luton sealed the win after Coventry’s Fankaty Dabo blasted over.

Lockyer’s teammates paid tribute to the captain they have by holding a shirt that has his name printed on it.

Luton manager Rob Edwards on Sky Sports Football: “It feels incredible but the only thing I’m thinking of right now is Tom Lockyer. He’s been immense for us this season. Health and family is the most important thing and I don’t care right now until he is alright – I know he’s alright. A few of the guys have spoken to him in hospital. He’s getting really well looked after. That’s where my head is at the moment. It felt a little bit wrong to celebrate at the time. I just felt emotional.

“I’ve got to say huge credit to Mark Robins and Coventry, and commiserations. I know how much they’ve been through and the job he’s done has been incredible. It was so tight. You’ve not been able to separate us over three games, all the way to penalties. He deserves so much credit. The job he’s done, I couldn’t have done that. I know they’ll be back stronger. Unbelievable fanbase, an amazing club. It was our day but I do feel for them as well.

“I am incredibly proud of my group of players. For Locks, who’s been our best player this season, to go off after four or five minutes, for the lads then to organise themselves, deal with seeing their captain coming off like that emotionally in this atmosphere on the biggest day they dealt with that so well. Our performance after that in the first half was incredible.”

Luton defender Dan Potts told Sky Sports: “The squad, the spirit weโ€™ve got. Iโ€™m gutted for Locks (Tom Lockyer) he deserved to be there holding that trophy. Hopefully weโ€™ll be able to see him tonight.

“The gaffer always says health is the most important thing and family.

“The lads have been practicing penalties for a while. Everyone said just pick your spot and no regrets.

“Itโ€™s everything. The board has been fantastic through tough times and this is for everyone.”

On playing the likes of Manchester City next season: Vegas first! We canโ€™t wait but we are going to enjoy this moment.”

Elijah Abebayo told Sky Sports: “This group is special. Commiserations to Coventry, it was a hell of a battle and they pushed us all the way.

“We’ve said it since the gaffer has come in, he said we were going to do it but we had to believe it.

“If you look at Luton, every year they seem to improve their position in the league. I just wanted to come here and do my best and aim for days like this.

“The fans who have been here since Luton were relegated to the conference, this is for them.”

Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu on Sky Sports Football after becoming the first player to rise from non-league to the Premier League with the same club:

“I’ve completed football! I’ll retire this summer! It’s been a journey, through the highs and lows but you’ve got to believe in yourself. Here I am, a Premier League player.

“The party is tonight, tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then Thursday – VEGAS!”

This is how fans reacted as Rob Edwards bursts into tears after Luton win promotion to the Premier League…

@jason_harding87: One of the best interviews youโ€™ll find this year. Humble. Together. Winning. Congrats to Rob and Luton on reaching the promised land ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

@GK1Lob: Ah man ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿงก

@CraigBelcher01: ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ hope he succeeds in the prem

@obutler: Seems like a top guy

@RhysMUFC100: I will give anything for this man to manage Wales one day. โค๏ธ

@Dan__Smith1995: This is what football is all about.

@crablungs: Not normally one to be overtly emotional but this had me welling up. Huge respect to Rob Edwards – after such a rollercoaster of emotions to show such vulnerability and humility on national TV. Wow.

@johntaylor1979: Wow this is so touching , to be fair Rob Edwards has done a miracle at Luton and much deserved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

@ConnorDcfc: Rob edwards how do you sum him up top class manager and a even better person deserves all the success โค๏ธ

@lukecooper10: Seems a proper fella this guy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

@JayVtid: Seems like a top bloke. Must be insanely overwhelmed.

@James_Molloy: What a role model Rob Edwards is. His post-match interview acknowledged his own challenges along with both clubs Luton and Coventry challenges and the health of Tom Lockyer.

@WestHamPlace: Wow Rob Edwards. What an interview. If this is what weโ€™ve got to come, the Premier League is richer for it. Class.

@TaylorBen08: Rob Edwards that is an incredible interview. Raw emotions from someone who puts his heart and soul in to football and really cares about his players ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

@Supersmithy95: Watching Rob Edwards post match interview. Cardiff had a shot at him and we went cheap. Fucking gutting.

@CityGroundShelf: Rob Edwards is some bloke and some gaffer.

@VinceFish13: Rob Edwards seems an unreal bloke!!!! Tough interview this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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