June 14, 2024

AFC Wimbledon are interested in signing Luton Town winger Josh Neufville, the South London Press understands.

The 22-year-old versatile winger spent last season on loan at Sutton United, scoring two goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.

Neufville has an abundance of experience under his belt already, reaching 100 career appearances in all competitions after loan spells at Solihull Moors, Yeovil Town and Woking.

Luton won promotion to the Premier League on Saturday after beating Coventry City on penalties.

Wimbledon have already kickstarted their summer transfer business after resigning midfielder Jake Reeves following his release from Stevenage.

Dylan Adjei-Hersey, Kwaku Frimpong, Elliott Bolton, David Fisher, Aaron Cosgrave, Luke Jenkins and George Marsh were all released at the end of last season.

LUTON CAPTAIN TOM LOCKYER TO RETURN HOME AFTER PLAY-OFF FINAL COLLAPSE

Luton have confirmed that defender Tom Lockyer will be allowed to return home after collapsing during the Championship play-off final.

The 28-year-old Welsh international was stretchered off after collapsing in the opening 12 minutes of Saturday’s match against Coventry City, with photos later going viral on social media that Lockyer was conscious and able to watch the Hatters’ promotion-winning penalty shootout from his hospital bed.

In a statement, Luton have now confirmed that after multiple tests, Lockyer has received clearance to leave his London hospital and will return home on Thursday (01/06).

The statement also noted that Luton have been informed Lockyer would be able to start pre-season training ahead of the next campaign.

The club said, “We are so pleased to report that our central defender and multiple player of the year Tom Lockyer will be allowed to leave hospital and return home tomorrow.

“The 28-year-old has been undergoing a series of tests at the Cavendish Clinic in London since collapsing in the early stages of Saturday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley and being carried off on a stretcher.

“Tom was well enough to celebrate the penalty shoot-out win with his family at his bedside, as seen in images that have gone global since the historic Hatters victory over Coventry City.

“The Welsh international has been a frustrated patient ever since, but has completed all the necessary medical tests and observations to be allowed home for a period of rest before the start of pre-season training, which he will be fit to take part in.

“We would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support for Locks, who has had a season to remember and proudly led the team out on Saturday, with his team-mates completing the job for him.

“We can’t wait to see you back home at the Kenny with that trophy in your hands, Locks!”

Lockyer joined Luton on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic in 2020. He made 46 appearances in all competitions during the 2022/23 season, scoring five times.

In his own post on Instagram on Saturday, Lockyer gave his thanks to the Luton Town clubs doctors for their response.

He said, “Not quite where I thought I’d be celebrating at the final whistle! I would just like to say a massive thank you to the amazing physios and doctors at @ltfc_official and Wembley for the swift and thorough response. A much scarier moment for everyone else than myself I am sure!

“Commiserations to @coventrycityfcofficial a fantastic opponent over 3 games which had to be decided by penalties. I am currently in hospital under precaution and will stay here overnight for further tests in the morning. I am feeling very much myself, helped by the way the lads left it all out on pitch! It’s such an honour to be part of this team.”

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