Injury forces Luton defender Lockyer to withdraw from Wales squad

Centre half misses out on international duty
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Luton skipper Tom Lockyer has been forced to withdraw from the Wales squad after suffering a thigh injury last week.

The 28-year-old had started all three of Town’s league and cup matches this season, before going off at half time in the 3-2 Carabao Cup second round win over Gillingham in midweek.

He then missed the 2-1 Premier League defeat to West Ham United on Friday night, with boss Rob Edwards revealing afterwards the centre half was suffering with a quad problem.

It has seen him not head out to join up with his international team-mates, as a statement on the club’s official website said: “Captain Tom Lockyer, who was selected by Rob Page for the Wales squad last week, has been forced to withdraw from the camp.

“The skipper missed his first game of the season on Friday night when the Hatters hosted West Ham United due to a thigh injury.”

Lockyer’s wait for a first Wales cap in over two years has now been prolonged, as he won’t be available to face either Korea Republic in a friendly or Latvia in what was a Euro 2024 qualifying clash.