Kovacs ‘heartbroken’ by surprise Town exit

Janos Kovacs
Janos Kovacs

Heartbroken Hungarian Janos Kovacs has revealed he was ‘shocked and surprised’ to be let go by new Town boss John Still – but fully understood his reasons for doing so, writes Mark Wood.

The 27-year-old defender scored eight goals in 91 appearances for the Hatters and admitted: “I always said a massive, massive part of my heart is there for Luton Town.

“That’s why it was a bit of a heartbreak as well, that I can’t be part of this family.

A back and hamstring injury hampered Kovacs’ chances to impress Still as he played just an hour under the new boss before injury forced him off in the 1-0 victory at Stockport.

Kovacs is now back in Hungary, but understands Still’s reasons behind the decision.

He added: “He was in the situation where there were too many centre-halves already in contract and I was the unlucky one whose contract was running out at the end of the season and an easy one to get rid of.”

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