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Luton Town defender Tom Lockyer receives Qatar World Cup call-up

Luton Town defender Tom Lockyer has been selected in Rob Page's 26-man Wales squad ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

Lockyer, who has been in fantastic form at club level this season, is in line to face England with Wales also finding themselves in Group B.

Lockyer has appeared 14 times for his national side since his 2017 debut and was named in Rob Page's squad for Euro 2020. However, the 27-year-old has not featured for Wales since September 2021.

Enjoying an excellent start to the Championship campaign for the Hatters, Lockyer has started Luton's last 11 league games, proving to be a source of consistency within a position that has taken a few heavy blows.

It hasn't been all plane-sailing for the defender this season as he was on the bench for the club's first four league games, however, the Hatters return maximum points for the first time in what was his first start at Swansea City.

From then on, it has been a fantastic season for the 27-year-old on a personal level and he has consistently put in solid displays. Interestingly, Luton have kept clean sheets in 20% of matches without Lockyer, compared to 47% with the Welshman.

Lockyer will now be preparing for the heat of Qatar and will be pushing for selection when Wales start their World Cup campaign against the USA later this month.

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